Looking at this, I’m not sure how they did it, but neighbors say they rescued an elderly woman from this burning pile of rubble that used to be her home. The explosion occurred last night on in Cinnaminson, New Jersey. According to neighbors the woman was badly burned, but conscious.
“They were watching the Flyers game, everything came off the shelf in the house, it blew out a couple windows across the street, it was bad,” neighbor Jackie Larmanis said.
The surrounding homes suffered significant damage and authorities say those residents may be displaced for some time.
Public Service Electric and Gas is investigating the cause of the explosion. They are looking into whether it was a gas explosion.
Action News viewers called into the newsroom shortly after the explosion saying they felt the effects from as far away as Northeast Philadelphia and Columbus, New Jersey.
An elderly woman and here dog were at home when the blast happened and were rescued thanks to the quick thinking of neighbors including Ron Ruppert.
“I went and looked and I saw the older ladies house on fire,” Ruppert said.
“I knew she was in there,” Ruppert said. “We tried to get through the front but there was too much fire so me and another guy… we ran to the back of the house and she was standing towards the back of the house with the dog.”
Also on STATter911 …
- Video & pictures: Four rescued by ladder from Silver Spring, MD high-rise fire. Eight injured with one critical. – April 2, 2013
- Raw video: Four-alarm apartment fire in Madison, New Jersey. Woman rescued. – November 18, 2012
- Off duty FDNY/Long Island volunteer makes solo rescue at house fire. Smashes window with bare hands to grab 93-year-old woman. – November 13, 2012
- Raw video: Fatal fire in Lincoln, Rhode Island. – January 22, 2013
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