Authorities Investigate Reports Of Explosion In Northeast Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Authorities in Philadelphia are investigating several reports of an explosion that took place a little before 10 p.m. Friday evening.

Fire officials and police responded to Fairdale and Knights roads in northeast Philadelphia after several residents claimed they heard and felt a loud explosion. Although no visible smoke or fire has been located, residents reported they felt their homes and streets shake. A number of those residents called Eyewitness News to find out what happened.

The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency reports that the incident does not appear to have been caused by an earthquake. Additionally, there are no reports of power outages or gas leaks at this time.

The situation was placed under control at about 10:45 p.m., but the investigation continues.

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One Comment

  1. Primetime Editorials says:

    i hope everything is okay that blast was loud
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    1. Joe Sweeney says:

      IT WAS A EARTHQUAKE !!! Great job from the city and news media figuring this out. Thanks for the update!!!

  2. Hater says:

    I heard lots of bangs and pops last night, too. Oh wait, that was just gunfire.

  3. Mariners831 says:

    It’s the economy collapsing. Don’t worry, as soon as Obama downs another pint of Guiness, he’ll come back and take a look at it. I think Biden slept through it.

  4. sean says:

    its still doing it, around 2:45 am and now 5:05 am i heard the ground shake in my basement sounds almost like a sledge hammer hitting cement and hearing it in the next house is the best i can describe it. so maybe it is an earthquake or tremors.

  5. Shaker says:

    The tax base is sinking into the river…. and out come the roaches

  6. AR says:

    There is a gas leak a block away on Ernie Davis circle… its been like that for a few month and all PGW did was put a sign up

  7. VillageGreen says:

    We felt it in Village Green – between Rt. 13 and Street Rd. in Bensalem. It shook the whole house! Then, out came the choppers…

  8. blackguy says:

    That’s very good, Doug. I needed a good laugh after a long, crazy hot day.

  9. Doug says:

    It was me. I farted

    1. Zzbar says:

      Ok Doug. That clears it up. I thought it was Snooki farting.

  10. Joe Cat says:

    Apparently, the explosion/shockwave/whatever reached the area around Franklin Mills as far as Morell Avenue, yet not as far as Street Rd. Police/Fire have given the all clear to local residents (myself one of them) yet no confirmation what the explosion/shockwave/whatever actually was as of the time of this comment.

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