House Explosion in Coatesville

A Chester County house collapsed Thursday afternoon.

Initial reports indicate emergency personnel responded to reports of a fire at a home near the intersection of Pennrose Lane and Walnut Street in Coatesville around 11:30 am.

It has since been confirmed officials were disptached to the area for an explosion.

Photos shared on social media show what remains of the two-story home.

A family of four lives at the home, but no one was there at the time of the explosion, according to officials.

Water, gas and electric crews were working in the area before the blast, according to the Daily Local.

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