Pennsylvania – a house caught fire followed by explosions and flames resulting in four dead and 2 critically injured.

According to the authorities, a house caught a horrific fire on Wednesday in the northeastern side of Pennsylvania. Four dead bodies were retrieved from the fire whereas two injured individuals were transported to the hospital in critical condition.

An eyewitness stated “I heard a boom,” said Shickshinny Councilwoman Rosalie Whitbread, “adding that she at first thought the noise was related to Groundhog Day festivities. After stepping out to the street she realized it was much more serious. The house was engulfed. It was amazing.”

A resident of the home stated that there were many explosions reported after the house caught fire. It might be possible that the fire spread across the house because of the oxygen tanks located inside of the house which was being used for the medical purpose by one of the deceased.

According to the state police, there were a total number of eight people in the house when the fire broke out. The fire erupted in the early hours of Wednesday. Two of the residents managed to escape the premises.

The two people taken to the hospital are said to be doing well but still in critical condition.

As an excavator tried to work through the smoldering aftermath of the raging fire that tore apart the structure of the house, one of the residents started crying while recounting the deadly ordeal.

46-year-old Michael Shoemaker Sr. stated “God took my son and my wife, and my other family. I don’t know why. I don’t know what else to say. I’m at a loss for words. Some things can be replaced, but they can’t.”

The autopsies of the four bodies recovered from the burnt house are planned to take place on Thursday.

An investigation is going on to determine the cause of the deadly fire. Shickshinny, the small town where the horrific incident took place, is located near the Susquehanna River near Luzerne County. It is approximately 100 miles in the northwest of Philadelphia.