South Philadelphia

South Philly Explosion Hurts 3 in Row Home; Broken Glass Left on Street

The blast occurred inside a row home on the 800 block of Jackson Street around 6:30 p.m.

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Three people were hurt, but survived their South Philadelphia row home exploding Tuesday night. NBC10’s Randy Gyllenhaal spoke to a family member.

Three family members, including a teenager, suffered minor injuries in a gas explosion in South Philadelphia Tuesday night. 

The blast occurred inside a row home on the 800 block of Jackson Street around 6:30 p.m., blowing out windows and leaving glass scattered over the sidewalk and street. Responding firefighters extinguished a small fire in the basement of the home. 

Three people who were inside the home, a 79-year-old man, 40-year-old woman and 13-year-old boy. They all suffered non-life-threatening injuries and were taken to the hospital.

Family member Vannary Kom said her aunt, the woman's son and her grandfather were the one's inside. The grandfather, who was downstairs, was most affected by the blast, she said.

Six nearby properties were also evacuated as a precaution as PGW workers turned off the gas. 

Officials continued to investigate the cause Wednesday.