Suspected gas explosion destroys 2 homes in Pennsylvania neighborhood

Suspected gas explosion destroys 2 homes in Pennsylvania neighborhood

A suspected gas explosion caused the destruction of two homes and injuries to multiple people in Pennsylvania within hours of ringing in New Year’s Eve on Sunday.

The blast destroyed two homes and left others with broken windows. The blast sent at least five people to the hospital, including a 65-year-old man with critical injuries, a 60-year-old woman with critical burns, and three others, according to WTXF.

” We were very lucky from what we now know not to have a death, because it’s middle of the night. “It’s very rare for such a large amount of damage to not cause loss of life, even if it’s confirmed to have been a gas leak. It’s truly a blessing. “

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A damaged home after a gas explosion in Pennsylvania. (WTFX)

After a Pennsylvania gas explosion, a home was damaged. (WTFX)

Walker went on to say the smell of gas still lingered in the area and that fire department officials had identified gas leaks. Walker stated two of the injured had been able to pull themselves out of the rubble, while another had to be excavated.

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One local father told the station that his son had woken him up around 2: 30 AM to say that the houses behind theirs had blown up and “were gone. “

Officials observe the wreckage following a suspected gas explosion.

Officials inspect the wreckage after a suspected gas explosion.

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No deaths have been reported from the explosion.

Anders Hagstrom, a Fox News Digital reporter covering national politics as well as major breaking news events, has not been injured in the explosion. Send tips to Anders.Hagstrom@Fox.com, or on Twitter: @Hagstrom_Anders.
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