A South Philadelphia row house exploded Monday, leveling the structure and sending eight people to the hospital, including a 15-year-old girl and an infant.
Laura McColgan lives around the corner from the blast.
"I'm still shaking," she said of her experience.
"I was upstairs brushing my teeth. I heard a very loud noise. Not being sure what it was, I came downstairs and went out my back door," McColgan added.
"I went outside and saw everyone running around the corner. I saw the building down, saw the smoke and smelled the horrible smell of gas as well."