The house explosion that occurred in Plum’s Rustic Ridge neighborhood last month, resulting in the deaths of six people, originated inside the home, according to the Allegheny County fire marshal. The fire marshal conducted inspections and tests on potential factors such as wells, pipelines, ground gas propagation, and other utilities, and confirmed that there were no external factors that led to the explosion.
The Allegheny County fire marshal is responsible for investigating the origin and cause of fires and explosions, and they stated that this process can be lengthy and complex. The cause of the explosion is still under investigation, and more information will be released to the public when available. There is no specific timeline for when the investigation will be completed.
In light of this incident, homeowners are encouraged to install combustible gas detectors. Additionally, if you detect the smell of natural gas, it is advised not to turn on any appliances or light switches. Instead, you should evacuate the premises, call 911, contact the gas company, and remain outside the house until professional assistance arrives.
It is important to stay informed and take necessary precautions to ensure safety in the event of such incidents.