Pottstown, Pennsylvania, house explosion kills four

A house explosion killed at least four people Thursday night in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. It happened just after 8 pm at a home in the area of ​​Washington Street and Butler Avenue. Two other people were hurt in the blast and taken to the hospital. Their condition is unknown. And two more people are unaccounted for.It’s not yet clear what caused the explosion.Police have not yet released the names of the victims.The explosion damaged several other homes in Pottstown Borough and forced about 60 people out of their homes.Any affected resident in need of assistance should go to Pottstown Senior High School. There is an ongoing investigation by Pottstown Borough Police Department. A news conference has been scheduled for noon Friday to release more information. Stay with WGAL for updates on this developing story. Police statement Pottstown Fire Department, EMS, and Police were dispatched to the area of ​​Washington Street and Butler Avenue for a house explosion. Emergency services arrived on scene to find a house that exploded with multiple victims needing medical care.”We can confirm that there are four (4) fatalities at this time, and two (2) people were transported to regional hospitals for treatment. We are receiving information that there may still be two (2) people unaccounted for. The Fire Department, EMS, and Police remain on scene along with several other outside agencies including ATF, PSP Fire Marshal’s Office, and Red Cross.”Any affected resident who needs assistance should go to the Pottstown Senior High School at 750 N. Washington Street in Pottstown. Red Cross will be on site providing assistance.”This is an ongoing investigation. Information is still being obtained and will be disseminated once we have it available.”Another press briefing will be held at 12pm on Friday, May 27, 2022.”

A house explosion killed at least four people Thursday night in Pottstown, Pennsylvania.

It happened just after 8 pm at a home in the area of ​​Washington Street and Butler Avenue.

Two other people were hurt in the blast and taken to the hospital. Their condition is unknown. And two more people are unaccounted for.

It’s not yet clear what caused the explosion.

Police have not yet released the names of the victims.

The explosion damaged several other homes in Pottstown Borough and forced about 60 people out of their homes.

Any affected resident in need of assistance should go to Pottstown Senior High School.

There is an ongoing investigation by Pottstown Borough Police Department. A news conference has been scheduled for noon Friday to release more information.

Stay with WGAL for updates on this developing story.


Police statement

Pottstown police posted the following statement on its website:

“On Thursday, May 26, 2022, at 8:07pm, the Pottstown Fire Department, EMS, and Police were dispatched to the area of ​​Washington Street and Butler Avenue for a house explosion. Emergency services arrived on scene to find a house that exploded with multiple victims needing medical care.

“We can confirm that there are four (4) fatalities at this time, and two (2) people were transported to regional hospitals for treatment. We are receiving information that there may still be two (2) people unaccounted for. The Fire Department , EMS, and Police remain on scene along with several other outside agencies including ATF, PSP Fire Marshal’s Office, and Red Cross.

“Any affected resident who needs assistance should go to the Pottstown Senior High School at 750 N. Washington Street in Pottstown. Red Cross will be on site providing assistance.

“This is an ongoing investigation. Information is still being obtained and will be disseminated once we have it available.

“Another press briefing will be held at 12pm on Friday, May 27, 2022.”

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