A house explosion in Tyrone, Pa. killed one person and injured five others Monday afternoon. At the time of the explosion, Peoples Natural Gas (PNG) was responding to reports of a gas odor at the house on the 1300 block of Pennsylvania Avenue.

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Neighbors told KDKA-TV they saw the house collapse into itself after hearing a loud crash.

One person was found dead in the aftermath of the explosion. Five other people were injured after flames spread to two other homes. A PNG worker is among those who were injured. Two survivors were taken to Penn Highlands Tyrone and three others to UPMC Altoona. Later, two were transported to Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh.

A PNG spokesperson said they have multiple crews in the area investigating to determine what caused the explosion.

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Our law firm is one of the few in the country with experience representing burn survivors and their families. Attorney Eric Hageman, who leads our explosion burn lawyer team, recently appeared on WCCO-TV to discuss the investigation process of house explosions and the ongoing problem of gas leaks.

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