Utility calls Littlestown house explosion isolated incident
LITTLESTOWN — A utility company is calling a south-central Pennsylvania house explosion that injured four firefighters — two of them seriously — an isolated incident.
Dispatchers in Adams County said a gas odor in the Littlestown home was reported shortly after 10:30 a.m. Friday, and the blast occurred 19 minutes later.
Fire chief Chris Morgret said two firefighters were in stable condition at Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore and two other firefighters were treated at Gettysburg hospital for minor injuries.
Officials said all had been in the basement when the blast occurred and were able to get out of the house on their own.
Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania said it conducted a thorough inspection of its system in the neighborhood and “confirmed this was an isolated incident and facilities are operating safely.”