A fiery explosion rocked the Village of Wappingers Falls in Dutchess County on Thursday, injuring more than a dozen people.
Four row homes on Brick Row were reduced to piles of debris, smoldering as crews rushed to help those injured.
"I thought maybe something hit the house or the kids, so I'm running through the house. I didn't know what it was, so we came running out here and we saw that it was awful," resident Marcia Ward said.
"We hear the exploding, it shakes the building ... and then we run, with my brother, we run over here to help the people," construction worker Floriant Shabanaj said.
Shabanaj, a construction worker, is seen in dramatic video shot by his brother helping the injured. He also mans a hose and joins first responders in their protective gear working just feet from the smoke and flames.