Philadelphia Firefighters Respond to House Explosion, Collapse

Video from the scene shows debris from the front of the house strewn across the front yard.
(Philadelphia Fire Department photo, Twitter)

Fire department says at least two people were injured

Chris O’Connell, FOX29 Philadelphia with permission

PHILADELPHIA (FOX29) – Emergency crews responded to an explosion at a house in Northeast Philadelphia Tuesday afternoon.

SKYFOX was over the scene at 6300 Algard Street near Walker and Levick Streets in the Mayfair section of the city shortly after 2 p.m.

The Philadelphia Fire Department is on the scene and asks that the public avoid Walker and Levick Streets.

Crews are currently battling to put out what is left of the fire, which followed the explosion.

Video from the scene shows debris from the front of the house strewn across the front yard as firefighters sprayed water on the building.

A 61-year-old man was taken to Jefferson Hospital for treatment of his injuries and is listed in stable condition.

A second male was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation.

The cause of the blast is unknown at this time.

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