ROHRERSVILLE - Moments after hearing the explosion, several neighbors rushed into the burning ruins of a house on Kaetzel Road to rescue a couple who were trapped inside.
"I didn't even think," said Reed Road resident Robert Sterling, who was one of the first people to reach the house at 2231 Kaetzel Road.
Sterling said he was sitting on his porch when he heard the blast.
"I'd never heard such an explosion in my life. It almost reminded me of dynamite," he said.
Sterling said a young boy who had gotten out of the house told him his grandparents were still inside. He said he ran around to the back of the house and saw a man trapped underneath the wreckage.
Sterling and others darted past flames not more than 20 feet away, pulled off the debris and dragged the man to safety.