VIDEO: A Ring camera catches a ‘terrifying explosion’

Video credit: Brian and Donna Corbett

ROCHESTER, NY (WHAM) — A Ring security camera catches the moment a nearby home explodes in a Rochester neighborhood on Dec. 8.

A Captain with the local fire district described it as “total destruction.”

According to authorities, the homeowner was not home and no injuries have been reported. The investigation into the cause of the explosion is still ongoing.

The home was leveled by the blast, with flames reaching two neighboring homes. More than 30 companies and 120 firefighters responded to the three-alarm fire.

Surrounding residents had to be evacuated as a precaution, and remain shaken.

“It was a terrifying explosion,” said Abby Kirchner, a nearby resident. “It looked like a mushroom [cloud]. It was terrifying. It was fire up in the air. It was very scary to watch.”

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