Explosion destroys house on First Lake in Old Forge

Herkimer County

OLD FORGE, N.Y. (NEWS10) — A house was leveled in an apparent explosion near Old Forge on Friday.

More than 100 calls were received by 911 personnel around 2:38 p.m. Friday along Hollywood Road on First Lake in Old Forge. Authorities said the explosion could be heard more than three miles away.

No one was home at the time of the explosion. The house was destroyed, and homes on either side were heavily damaged.

The debris field extended 250 to 300 feet out onto First Lake.

Two people who were doing landscaping received minor injuries.

Town of Webb Police, the Department of Environmental Conservation, and the Eagle Bay fire department responded.

More information is expected to be released Saturday.

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