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(CNN) -- Row houses were reduced to rubble when an explosion rocked a Philadelphia neighborhood Monday, sending at least eight people to hospitals.
Natural gas caused the blast, which collapsed three homes, city officials said in a statement.
Witnesses told CNN affiliate KYW that they smelled gas after the blast.
"I was sitting in the house and I heard a big bang," Mike McGraw told KYW. "The door slammed and the TV went out."
His son, Mike McGraw Jr., said he saw the buckled buildings and watched firefighters hose down a man who had been burned.
"They threw this baby out the window because the girl was on fire," he said, "and the fireman had to catch the baby."
A contractor was doing rehab work in a vacant home when it collapsed, Deputy Fire Chief Robert Coyne told reporters. The two adjacent houses were also destroyed, he said.
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