Jefferson Township, PA – GREENE COUNTY, Pa. — Investigators believe that a natural gas leak caused a fatal house explosion in Jefferson Township late Tuesday night.

Alan Dale Snyder, 41, was found dead under the debris of the home on Pine Street, according to the Greene County coroner.

Digital pictures taken by a neighbor show flames shooting over nearby treetops and reaching about 40 feet in the air.

Six other homes on the street were evacuated while Equitable Gas crews shut off service.