A gas explosion destroyed three Long Island houses in massive fire Sunday morning. This was near JFK airport. Two firefigthers and a homeowner were all airlifted to the hospital. This was according to officials.
Gas Explosion Leaves Homes in Flames
Horrific videos showed houses completely covered in flames in Meadowmere Park, Nassau County, this follows the explosion around 5:39 a.m. Sunday, November 1st.
One house fell from the explosion. The others on either side of it were almost destroyed once the inferno was stable a few hours later, the images show.
Large chunks of the explosion blew off a roof into a house across the road. One belonged to Kevin Carrero, a local fire chief of department. Carrero got his own five kids to safety before hurrying to help with the rescue.
The Explosion was Like a Bomb Going off
“It was like a big explosion — like a bomb going off,” Carrero recalled, saying “everybody felt it here.”
“It was a fireball,” the fire official said.
At the house when the explosion happened was an unidentified man. He suffered critical burns and smoke inhalation. Two firefighters were also hurt. As a result, of the wall failing. Officials said. Then all went to the local hospital.
Nassau County Assistant Chief Michael Uttaro said the firefighter’s injuries were serious, but they’re both in stable condition. A homeowner’s condition in Nassau University Medical center was not immediately available.
Close to JFK airport is Meadowmere Park which borders Queens. Also the NYC Fire Department joined local crews in responding to the gas explosion.
Explosion Does not Look Suspicious but the Cause is Undergoing Investigation
Uttaro said that it “looks like a natural gas-fed fire,” stressing, “Right now it does not look suspicious.” The exact cause is still being investigated, he said.
In addition to the fire chief, other neighbors rushed to help. One included at least a local nurse that lives two doors away.