Five people, including a 38-year-old father and his 12-year-old son, were killed, and a sixth was gravely injured when their western Pennsylvania home was blown to pieces in a fiery explosion.
Doorbell camera video acquired by WTAE shows the home on Rustic Ridge Drive, Plum Borough, erupting in a massive blaze on Saturday.
Officials in Allegheny County have said it might be months before they determine what caused the explosion.
Casey Clontz and his son Keegan were two of the five fatalities.
WTAE reported that Steve Imbarlina, the Allegheny County Emergency Services assistant chief, said that 57 firefighters were treated at the site for minor ailments, including heat-related injuries.
It happened at 10:30 a.m. According to authorities, at least two additional houses were destroyed on Saturday in a Pittsburgh suburb, and around a dozen more were damaged.
Family members told the media that Casey and Keegan, who resided on neighboring Brookside Drive, were at 141 Rustic Ridge Drive at the time of the explosion.
When Casey and Keegan were at the lake with their lake relatives and friends, they were the happiest they had ever been. The family claims their vacations were filled with swimming, boating, and golf cart rides.
Casey has been married to his high school sweetheart Jennifer for 14 years. In addition, they are parents to 10-year-old Addie.
The identities of the remaining three victims remain unknown at this time. Two individuals have been discharged, and one is seriously ill.
Peoples Gas’s president claims their workers arrived 15 minutes after the explosion.
People in the area wonder what caused the tragic explosion and feel they deserve answers.
Neighbor Justin Newman informed the media that “this isn’t the first time this has occurred in Plum.”
The governor, Josh Shapiro, has expressed his condolences.