A massive explosion tonight in Allentown was heard as far away as West Bethlehem and Northampton, authorities and a resident say.
Lehigh County 911 dispatch said the explosion occurred at a home in the area of 14th and Allen streets. A dispatcher had no further information available because Allentown handles its own dispatch. A call to Allentown 911′s non-emergency line went unanswered.Emergency radio broadcasts described the call as an “MCI,” or mass casualty incident.
The blast happened around 10:45 Wednesday night on Allen Street between 13th and 14th streets in Allentown. Witnesses calling into the 69 Newsroom reported the house to be leveled.
Initial reports from the scene indicated multiple people have been injured. So far, there’s no word on how serious any of the injuries are.
Residents of at least two city blocks have been evacuated from their homes. The blast happened around 10:45 Wednesday night on Allen Street between 13th and 14th streets in Allentown.
Witnesses calling into the 69 Newsroom reported the house to be leveled.
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