Thursday, August 1, 2019


Pennsylvania home is reduced to rubble after being blown to pieces in a huge 'gas leak' explosion that left five injured 

An explosion believed to have been caused by a gas leak has reduced a western Pennsylvania home to a pile of rubble and injured five people.  The blast just before 4pm Wednesday near a high school in North Franklin Township was widely felt around the area.  Washington County Director of Public Safety Jeff Yates said three township firefighters, the homeowner and a neighbor were injured. Officials said none of the injuries appeared life-threatening. Firefighters had been in the area investigating a gas smell in the neighborhood before the blast, township supervisor Bob Sabot said.  Christi Frauenholz, of Canton, Ohio, whose husband was working at the nearby Washington & Jefferson College, told the paper that she and others 'were about knocked off our feet.'  Rushing to the scene where a plume of smoke was rising, and fearing a plane had crashed, she found a woman who had escaped sitting on a neighbor's steps, 'bleeding from the ears and head' but able to walk to an ambulance, she said Source

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