“The Allegheny County Fire Marshal’s Office confirmed it is investigating the possibility that complications with a hot water tank contributed to a house explosion in Plum over the weekend.
“That was the first public confirmation from officials about a possible origin of the blast Saturday morning that killed five people, injured at least three others and caused irreparable damage to many homes in the Rustic Ridge neighborhood.
““The Fire Marshal’s Office can confirm that it is aware that the homeowners at 141 Rustic Ridge Drive were having hot water tank issues,” the office said in a news release. No officials were made available to speak to the media.”
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