Allentown PA Gas Explosion and Fire?

A gas explosion and a subsequent fire rocked a downtown neighborhood in Allentown PA.

The explosion leveled two homes and destroyed six more in the resulting inferno.

The massive fire, which followed the explosion, destroyed a row of eight homes, damaged more than 30 other homes and 10 businesses, and forced hundreds of people to flee their homes.

What was the cause of the Allentown PA gas explosion?

asked by Three in Places of the World | 2761 views | 02-10-2011 at 05:26 PM

The explosion occurred about 10:45 p.m. at 544 N. 13th St., owned by Beatrice Hall, 74, and her husband, William, 79.

The magnitude of the explosion and flames forced the evacuation of hundreds of residents. The cause of the explosion is being investigated.

Allentown fire Chief Robert Scheirer said the victims in the blast late Wednesday night range in age from 4 months to 79 years old.

More than 600 people were evacuated from the neighborhood. Despite lots of minor medical incidents, operations ran relatively smoothly at the rescue center.

answered by Lilly | 02-10-2011 at 05:27 PM

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