Gas Explosion Sends Two to Hospital

An explosion at a Hatboro home in Upper Moreland sends locals for emergency care.

Three people were left burned after a gas explosion at a Hatboro home in Upper Moreland Township. Two have been taken to local hospitals for care.

According to the Department of Public Safety of Montgomery County, emergency crews were called out at 10:38 p.m. to a call in Upper Moreland Township to the 2700 block of Broadway Avenue. 

A medivac helicopter was called in, and landed at Willow Grove Mall in order to transport one victim who had "life threatening injuries" according to scanner reports. 

A second victim was being taken to a local hospital. The person's status was unknown to Montgomery County Dispatch, but discussions of taking the burn victim via helicopter or ambulance was still being decided at this hour.

A third ambulance was waved off, according to NBC10 reports that the residents were burning a fire at an outdoor fire pit, when a nearby gas can exploded. NBC says that three were injured.

PhillyFireNews.com reported it as a "tank explosion" with burn victims.

Police have set up a command center, and said they will investigate the matter.

For more information, stay tuned to Upper Moreland Patch here.

Alex Avallon February 23, 2013 at 08:18 PM
Helicopter landed at the Village Mall not Willow Grove...
Patty February 25, 2013 at 02:20 AM
My thoughts and prayers are with all involved with this horrible explosion. I have learned this expostion happened at a homecoming party for a Navy SEAL who had just returned from Afghanistan. He was the most severely injured with 77% of his body burnt and was flown to Temple University's burn center. As the president of America 4R Marines NPO we would like to see if there is anything we can do to send our love and support to his family. I have spoken to a few others as well that are standing by to see where or whom we can provide support to at this time. We've heard Pasquale (the Navy SEAL) remains in critical condition. If anyone has contact information for his family or his friend who held the party we would be most grateful if you could contact us at 215-659-0311. We do not want to intrude on the familys privacy at this time and realize until Pasquale is out of critical condition prayers are the most needed. Please contact me with any updates or information oh the best method to contact the family. Semper Fortis < Navy motto ALWAYS STRONG
Patty February 25, 2013 at 04:37 AM
Update: varies media have had different information It appears that Pasquale did train for four years with the Navy SEALS howver he had series injuries while in training. After 4 years he stopped the program due to his injuries. Regardless Pasquale is a Navy Sailor that has served several years making many personal sacrifices daily for our country. He rank and status should never have any effect on the support one of our countries Heroes is in need at this time. Same goes for his family. Pasquale deployed three time to the Middle East fighting for our countries continued freedoms as well as protecting the Afghan people. I'm sure we will be hearing various updates from the media as they learn more Please continue to pray for one of our Nations Heroes! Stay in the fight Pasquale!


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