Tacony explosion update: 1 killed, 5 injured

    As reported on the Feed last night, an explosion in a gas main in Northeast Philadelphia at 6900 Torresdale Avenue spawned a three-alarm fire that left one person dead and five injured and prompted evacuation of several dozen residents.

    Authorities say the fire was brought under control just before 11 p.m.

    Dispatchers said the body of a Philadelphia Gas Works employee reported unaccounted for earlier was being taken to the medical examiner’s office. Four other PGW employees and a firefighter were taken to nearby Torresdale Hospital, where a hospital spokeswoman said four were in critical condition.

    The cause of the blast is still unknown.

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