Philadelphia: Explosion, Fire Reported at House in Somerton

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Reporter
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.
August 21, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Rescue crews are converging on a house in northeast Philadelphia on Wednesday night after a possible explosion and house fire.

The situation was reported at about 8:30 p.m. at the 2000 block of Foster Street in the Somerton section, according to CBS

The home exploded, with its windows shattering, but the house didn’t collapse, reported NBC.

Officials don’t yet know the cause. Firefighters and PGW workers are on the scene.

Story developing; check back for updates

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Reporter
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.