According to authorities, at least three “structures” were destroyed with at least a dozen houses damaged, including windows blown out.
5 people reported dead, after house explosion in Pennsylvania
Emergency personnel arrived at the scene to see people trapped under debris and two homes “engulfed in fire” after the explosion.
Five people have died, including a teen, following a house explosion in Pennsylvania that caused several injuries and several house fires, officials told NBC News.
At approximately 10:23 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 12, police said officers received a call reporting a house explosion around Rustic Ridge Drive and Brookside Drive in Plum Borough, about 20 miles outside Pittsburgh, according to a update posted on Allegheny County Government’s Facebook page.
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Police said at least three people were taken to area hospitals with two in stable condition, both of whom have since been released. The third person remained in critical condition as of Saturday night.