10:45 PM Wednesday Night
Five people - including a 4-month-old boy -
have died in Allentown's massive gas explosion and fire,
authorities confirmed at a Thursday afternoon news conference.
“Down the street, it was all red flames.”
“You could hear people screaming. It was awful.”
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The Allentown explosion is the third deadly natural gas line fire in the U.S. over the last few months. On January 18, a natural gas explosion in Northeast Philadelphia killed one gas company worker and injured five people, three of them critically. In the Northern California city of San Bruno, a natural gas line owned by PG&E Gas & Electric Co. exploded, killing 8 people, and destroying dozens of homes.