4 Dead, at Least 2 Hurt in Pottstown House Explosion

At least four people were killed while two others were hurt following an explosion that destroyed and damaged several homes in Pottstown, Pennsylvania.

First responders were called to a home on Washington Street and Butler Avenue around 8 p.m. Thursday for a reported explosion.

"I heard a huge explosion," Russell Noll, a neighbor, told NBC10 Philadelphia. "I thought a bomb went off.

Ashley Miller, another neighbor, told NBC10 she was sitting on her bed when the back window of the room blew out.

I thought somebody dropped a bomb somewhere. And then all the sirens started going off. And it wasn't too far from where I lived. So I started walking towards where the sirens and ambulance were going and it was just a huge explosion around the whole area."

"I just saw smoke and I thought the whole back of the house was gone and I just ran for the kids and ran out the door," Miller said.

Officials revealed late Thursday night that at least four people were killed, two were injured and two others are possibly unaccounted for. They have not yet revealed the identities or ages of the victims.