Delanson home demolished after apparent explosion Thursday

DELANSON, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Thursday was a long night for fire crews at the scene of an apparent home explosion in Schenectady County.

The home on Main Street in Delanson was demolished overnight following what appeared to be an explosion Thursday evening.

An EMT who was on scene late into the night told News10 the demotion started around 12:30 – 1:00 a.m. Friday morning.

Many neighbors have stopped by to take in the aftermath. Many described the incident as shaking every house on the street. One man said he thought two trains had collided on the nearby train tracks.

The apparent explosion happened around 5:30 Thursday evening. Dozens of firefighters were at the scene well into the night fighting the heavy flames.

One side of the house was visibly more damaged, causing the house to lean significantly, putting it at a risk of collapse.

Not only was the home a total loss, but a jeep parked in the driveway was torched as well.

News10 has been told the landlord had recently been working on the furnace, but it’s unclear it that work is related to the fire.

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