RICHMOND, N.Y. (WROC) — Two people are dead after a massive house explosion in the Ontario County Town of Richmond.
The explosion occurred at a house on Quayle Road around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday. Two people were initially reported unaccounted for, but their bodies were recovered from the rubble around 8 a.m.
Ontario County Sheriff Kevin Henderson said he believes the victims are an elderly couple who lived in the home, but the coroner’s office is working to determine the identity of the victims.
Investigators are also working to determine what caused the explosion.
Nearby tree tops had household items, clothes, and other debris stuck in the branches after the explosion.
Multiple departments have responded and smoke was noticeable in the air up to two miles away.