Plum house explosion on Rustic Ridge Drive: 1 dead

One person is dead and several others are missing after a house explosion in Plum Saturday morning, Allegheny County emergency officials said. Watch the top story about Plum in the video above. Three houses collapsed and at least a dozen were damaged. The explosion was reported at 10:23 a.m. on Rustic Ridge Drive at Brookside Drive, district spokeswoman Amy Downs said. Sky 4 flies over the scene of the explosion: click on the video below to see the damage.” First responders, police and fire departments, arrived at the scene and said people were trapped in the rubble, one house appeared to have exploded, two others appeared to be on fire and several others had windows blown out. , Towns said in a statement. Watch an update from Allegheny County and Plum emergency officials in the video below. Video from news partners WTAE on TribLIVE showed heavy flames coming from a home. Water tankers remained on the scene as several local fire departments continued to respond. Allegheny County Emergency Management officials and county firefighters were also at the scene.People’s Gas crews were on site, and a spokeswoman said gas was turned off in the affected area while the utility worked with emergency responders on the scene. Residents who need a place to go are directed to the Renton Volunteer Fire Department at 1996 Old Mine Road. “I’ve been to six house explosions in Plum, and this is the worst I’ve seen in 47 or 48 years. The worst thing is the extent of the damage,” said the Holiday Park Volunteer Fire Department chief and Plum’s emergency chief. said James Sims, managing coordinator. Watch the fire chief’s full interview below. Neighbor Alexis Tybansky said he was sleeping when the explosion happened. “I heard this ‘boom’. It was so loud it woke me up. I thought it was thunder from the storm last night. My water bottle immediately fell on me and I was shaking and it really scared me,” she said. An explosion was also heard. You can hear it at a local baseball game, as seen in the video posted below. This is a growing story. Stay tuned to Pittsburgh Action News 4 for updates. Download the WTAE mobile app to stay connected with breaking news.

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One person is dead and several others are unaccounted for after a house explosion in Plum Saturday morning, Allegheny County emergency officials said.

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Three homes were destroyed and at least a dozen damaged in the 10:23 a.m. explosion on Rustic Ridge Drive at Brookside Drive, district spokeswoman Amy Downs said.

Sky 4 flies over blast scene: Click video below to see damage

“First responders from the police and fire departments arrived at the scene and reported people trapped in the rubble, one home that appeared to have exploded, and two other homes that appeared to be on fire. Several homes had windows shattered,” Towns said in a statement.

Watch the update from Allegheny County and Plum emergency officials in the video below.

Video WTAE’s news partners TribLIVE showed heavy flames coming from a home.

As several local fire departments continued rescue operations, water tankers arrived at the scene. Allegheny County emergency management officials and the county fire marshal were also on scene.

People’s Gas crews were on site, and a spokeswoman said gas was turned off in the affected area while the utility worked with emergency responders at the scene. Residents needing a place to go are directed to the Renton Volunteer Fire Department at 1996 Old Mine Road.

“I’ve been to six house explosions in Plum, and this is the worst I’ve seen in 47 years or 48 years, the worst one, the amount of damage,” said Holiday Park Volunteer Fire Chief James Sims. Department and Emergency Management Coordinator for Plum.

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Watch the full interview with the fire official below.

Neighbor Alexis Tybansky said he was sleeping when the blast happened.

“I heard this ‘boom’. It was so loud, it woke me up. I thought it was thunder from the storm last night. My water bottle immediately fell on me, I was shaking, it really scared me,” she said.

The explosion was even heard at a local baseball game, as seen in the video posted below.

This is a growing story. Stay tuned to Pittsburgh Action News 4 for updates. Download the WTAE Mobile App Stay connected with important news.

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