PITTSTON TOWNSHIP -- Crews are on the scene of a fire following a reported explosion at a gas company in Luzerne County.
The first call came in just after 10:30 a.m. on Friday at Modern Gas Sales on Glendale Road, a.k.a. Route 502, in Pittston Township.
"Two people were transported, one person was taken to Lehigh Valley with some burns," said Tony Angelella, Assistant Fire Chief.
Firefighters say two employees were working on a propane truck when it caught fire. Completely wrecking two trucks and damaging a third.
The two employees were rushed to the hospital.
"It looks like a bomb went off right now, so there's two trucks that are completely burned to the ground. There is a little bit of damage to the building because of the heat. The tanks are all blackened and burned up," said Angelella.
Firefighters say this situation could have been much more serious if the vents on those burning propane trucks had not have opened.
"There were no firefighters injured at this point the red cross is taking care of it and our ems people," said Angelella.
Neighbors say the fire could be seen for miles with flames up to 70 feet in the air.
"Boom, then I heard kaboom and I thought I was about to fall right through the ground," said John Cottrell of Pittston Township.
Firefighters had nearby neighbors evacuate their homes while they worked to get the fire under control. Some decided to stay, regardless.
"You never expect anything like this to happen, just another occurrence of everyday life," said Cottrell.
The propane explosion in a residential area made people nervous if the fire would spread.
Adam Zimack was just about to start his day when he heard the explosion at modern gas
"I saw the black smoke I saw the flames I called 911 then I heard a bunch of little booms like boom boom boom," said Zimack of Pittston Township.
Emergency officials say they evacuated a few houses.
Those people were let back inside once the fire was under control.
Nikolas Graham lives down the street from the gas company and says the explosion shook his house.
"A loud boom came and then like the house shook a little bit and the dogs started barking a little bit," said Graham.
Cecelia Prizzi was coming back from grocery shopping when she saw the road home was blocked off by police and firefighters.
She's lived in this part of Pittston Township for more than thirty years.
"They've been here for years and years and I don't remember anything like this happening, it's terrible and I hope whoever is out there and got hurt is going to be all right," said Prizzi.