Neighbors on edge after Glendale house explosion
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GLENDALE - One of the biggest concerns in the explosion aftermath is assuring residents that the block is safe.
Neighbors spent Sunday morning surveying the damage. Investigators fenced off the area around the house.
"The flames were unbelievable, just unbelievable," says neighbor Nancy Pfannerstill.
Pfannerstill lives directly across the street from where a pile of rubble now sits. She spent the morning picking up, and luckily, her home was not damaged.
"A couple of pictures were crooked but other than that, we're very fortunate," says Pfannerstill.
Others were not so fortunate. Two houses next to the initial flames also caught fire.
The blast shattered windows in some neighboring homes, too.
"I know there are people in the neighborhood that are nervous about what happened here, we want to reassure them that everything is safe," says North Shore Fire Department Chief Robert Whitaker.
Whitaker says it could be Tuesday before investigators are able to actually get to work. That's because the basement area is essentially flooded from all the water needed to put out the fire. He says they need to let that water drain slowly for safety reasons.