Two People Believed Dead After Explosion Sparks Massive South Philly Row Home Fire
At least two people are believed to be dead Thursday afternoon following an explosion and subsequent row home fire in South Philadelphia that engulfed two houses and appeared to damage others. "We have pretty good confidence that there are two people who are missing and presumably deceased," Philadelphia Fire Commissioner and Emergency Management director Adam Thiel said Thursday evening. But rescuers are still putting out "pockets of fire" in the homes, which are at risk of collapse. Thiel wouldn't rule out that there might be other people in the rubble, which stretches into the street. The explosion happened before noon Thursday. Firefighters raced to save nearby homes from the destruction as flames raged on South Eighth Street, three blocks from the iconic Pat's and Geno's steak shops. The destruction was immediate and created smoke plumes that could be seen for miles in wind gusts that reached 20 miles an hour. Thiel said the fire was "gas-fed." Fire officials told NBC10 that they had received numerous calls reporting an explosion prior to the blaze, but an exact cause of the fire remains unknown. Source
Of course its ALWAYS gas.....
“It looks like a bomb exploded,” said one witness. This was the scene shortly after an explosion and house collapse in Pennsport section of South Philadelphia. @6abc— Jeff Chirico (@JeffChirico) December 19, 2019
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