Buckingham Township

Explosion Levels Home in Buckingham Township Neighborhood

The home was destroyed. No one was home at the time

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A home was leveled after an apparent explosion rocked a Buckingham Township, Pennsylvania, neighborhood Tuesday morning.

The blast happened at 9:35 a.m. along the 4200 block of Biddeford Circle.

The two-story single family home was reduced to a pile of splintered wood and insulation in the wake of the explosion. Authorities said they had reports of the blast being felt and heard from two miles away.

No one was at home at the time of the explosion. There are no reports of injuries.

"It's gone. That house is gone, man. It's unbelievable," neighbor Chris Dennis said. He was in his driveway when the explosion happened.

First responders outside a destoryed home
Jim Friedman
This home in Buckingham Township, Pennsylvania, was destroyed in an apparent explosion on Tuesday, January 14, 2020.

Homes in the neighborhood have individual utilities and use freestanding propane tanks for gas heating and cooking.

Craig Wurst, another neighbor, told NBC10 that a fuel company just filled the tank at the home around 8 a.m.

Investigators said they are looking at whether the tank was the source of the blast. The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives sent investigators to lend expertise to the probe, which they are not classifying as criminal in nature.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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