Allentown, Pa. Building Explosion
A natural gas explosion in eastern Pennsylvania leveled houses, spawned fires that burned for more than seven hours and prompted a massive evacuation. About 750 people were cleared from buildings after the explosion, which happened near the intersection of 13th and Allen Streets in Allentown, Pa., early Thursday morning Feb.10, 2011. At least six people were unaccounted for Thursday.
A car wash near the site buckled from the force of the explosion. Photo courtesy John Kloss
Eight Homes Destroyed
Eight homes were leveled in the explosion. Photo courtesy John Kloss
A whole block was leveled by the explosion. Photo courtesy John Kloss
Battling the Blaze
Allentown firefighters battle a fire after an explosion near the intersection of 13th and Allen Streets in Allentown, Pa., early Thursday morning Feb.10, 2011. Several buildings are involved and at least two people are still unaccounted for. About 750 people, including elderly residents of a high rise, were cleared from the area. Many were taken to the Allentown fairgrounds for temporary refuge. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)
Crews had to work in the snow and ice that covered the streets. Photo courtesy John Kloss
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