Resident’s Video of His House Burning After South Philadelphia Gas Explosion

Sad video from South Bancroft Street.

On Thursday night, a gas explosion rocked Bancroft Street in South Philadelphia. The resident, Ron Talton, a manager at Chris’ Jazz Cafe on Sansom Street, shot this depressing video of his house being destroyed.

In the video, a shaken Talton can be heard saying, “It exploded in the basement… I fell through the floor when the explosion happened. I didn’t fall through, but I was right in the middle of my living room… Is there a coat or a blanket I can put on?”


A representative of Chris' Jazz Cafe says that a benefit is in the works, and we'll get you details on that when they become available.

  • Denise Rambo

    I’ll never understand why people don’t have Renter’s Insurance. It’s really inexpensive and you don’t end up royally screwed when something like this happens.