Gas Explosion Sends Two to Hospital

An explosion at a Hatboro home sends locals for emergency care.

Three people were left burned after a gas explosion at a Hatboro home in Upper Moreland Township. Two have been taken to local hospitals for care.

According to the Department of Public Safety of Montgomery County, emergency crews were called out at 10:38 p.m. to a call in Upper Moreland Township to the 2700 block of Broadway Avenue. 

A medivac helicopter was called in, and landed at Willow Grove Mall in order to transport one victim who had "life threatening injuries" according to scanner reports. 

A second victim was being taken to a local hospital. The person's status was unknown to Montgomery County Dispatch, but discussions of taking the burn victim via helicopter or ambulance was still being decided at this hour.

A third ambulance was waved off, according to NBC10 reports that the residents were burning a fire at an outdoor fire pit, when a nearby gas can exploded. NBC says that three were injured.

PhillyFireNews.com reported it as a "tank explosion" with burn victims.

Police have set up a command center, and said they will investigate the matter.

For more information, stay tuned to Upper Moreland Patch here.


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