Perry Street home completely destroyed by explosion

Some neighbors say they smelled gas moments before

Some neighbors say they smelled gas moments before the explosion. (February 27, 2013 10:22 PM)

A house exploded on Perry Street in Hempstead this afternoon, launching debris up to 75 feet away and leaving neighbors in utter shock.

Authorities say the residence at 180 Perry St. blew up at around 2:45 p.m. They say it was vacant at the time and is currently in foreclosure, adding that they extensively searched the wreckage using cameras and by actually going inside.

Neighbors say...

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