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Explosion levels vacant house in Schenectady

Neighbor: 'I heard a big pop and the explosion came in an instant.'

Schenectady firefighter Lt. Chris Carroll, pulls a hose line into place after an explosion leveled 310 Paige St. on Sunday.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
Schenectady firefighter Lt. Chris Carroll, pulls a hose line into place after an explosion leveled 310 Paige St. on Sunday.
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Thomas Batcher smelled gas for a few days coming from the house next door. Then today, it exploded. A vacant house at 310 Paige St. in the city’s Hamilton Hill neighborhood blew up into pieces Sunday afternoon from an apparent gas leak. Batcher said he feels terrible that he didn’t report the smell sooner. It appears no one was injured. But search and rescue was still looking through the rubble Sunday night. Firefighters believe the ...

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FlyPTi
August 10, 2014
6:59 p.m.

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The concussion from the explosion was felt on the 700 block of Stanley Street. The house waived from top to bottom making shades move to and fro.

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