Clean-up process will soon begin at collapsed home in Vernon - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Clean-up process will soon begin at collapsed home in Vernon

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Multiple people were injured in a house explosion and collapse in Vernon. (WFSB) Multiple people were injured in a house explosion and collapse in Vernon. (WFSB)
VERNON, CT (WFSB) -

The clean-up process will soon begin after that catastrophic home explosion in Vernon.

It was caused by a propane leak in the dryer line, and the rubble remains on Tuesday, but not for long.

While there is no deadline as to when the homeowner needs to get the debris hauled away, the insurance company has already taken action.

Last week, seven people were hurt and three still remain in the hospital, including a 7-year-old and a 15-year-old.

The homeowner’s 35-year-old daughter is also in the hospital with a broken back.

The insurance company put a fence around the East Street home to keep people out.

Now that the area is secure, the insurance company is working with the town to start hauling away debris.

Town officials said it should be cleaned up in the next few weeks.

In the wake of the explosion and collapse, there has been an outpouring of support from friends and neighbors who want to help.

Churches, clothing banks, schools and restaurants have been inquiring about what they can do to help.

GoFundMe fundraising webpage has been set up for Nicole Kerstetter and her family.

Another fundraising page was also set up here.

The Clothing Bank is also accepting the items on the family's behalf. The bank is located on Prospect Street in Vernon and its phone number is 860-870-0500.

The items needed for the family include:

  • CLOTHING SIZE 16 LADIES
  • LADIES SIZE LARGE TOPS
  • MEN'S 38/32 PANTS
  • MEN'S 36/32 PANTS
  • CLOTHES BOY SIZE 8-10
  • CLOTHES BOY SIZE 10-12
  • LADIES SIZE MEDIUM SHIRTS
  • LADIES SIZE 7 1/2 SHOES
  • SOCKS, UNDERWEAR, T-SHIRTS, TANK TOPS, PAJAMAS

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