An explosion and fire rips a subdivision on Indianapolis' south side.
Dark Red: Demolished or to be demolished Orange: No occupancy, no access to personal property Yellow: No occupancy, can access personal property Green: No occupancy, Department of Code Enforcement will assess damage
A huge explosion and fire roared through part of the Richmond Hill subdivision on Indianapolis' south side late Saturday night, damaging or destroying up to two-dozen homes.
Smoke could be seen from the distance shortly after the blast, which happened about 11:10 p.m.
Aerial pictures showed the width of the devastation.
Pictures from the ground showed what firefighters faced after the explosion.
Numerous homes were heavily damaged.
Two people died and others were injured.
Dramatic footage was captured by home video immediately after the blast.
First responders were at the scene quickly, but the powerful explosion had already done a lot of damage.
Nurses and other medical personnel rushed to the area to provide help wherever they could.
Stories of heroism began to surface, including one family who rescued a man and woman from their home that was then engulfed in flames.
Residents were in a daze, some of them wearing masks in the aftermath of the blast.
Some described the devastation as looking like a war zone.
Here are some more pictures.