Harrowing video coming out of Plum, Pennsylvania shows a home completely explode causing the deaths of five people and damaging other homes in the process.
According to reports, the fire marshal determined that there were “hot water tank issues” at the center of the explosion. In a statement, the Allegheny County fire marshal’s office noted: “The Fire Marshal’s Office can confirm that it is aware that the homeowners at 141 Rustic Ridge Drive were having hot water tank issues. The tank was located in the basement of the home,” adding that officials will now “investigate that information along with any and all other possibilities during their processes that may explain what occurred.”
Per the New York Post: “Plum Mayor Harry Schlegel said the town’s community development director, 51-year-old Heather Oravitz, and Plum Borough Manager Michael Thomas, 57, were killed in the blast along with three others who lived in the neighbourhood: Kevin Sebunia, 55; Casey Clontz, 38; and Clontz’s 12-year-old son, Keegan.”