A massive explosion rocked the Hollywood Hills portion of Old Forge, a seasonal community tucked away in the town of Webb, on Friday afternoon.
The blast decimated a home on First Lake and caused damage to the surrounding area. It shocked the community and brought it to a standstill.
Still, it could have been worse. Fortunately, it appears no one was seriously hurt.
An unexpected and somehow NOT tragic kickoff to the weekend in the Adirondacks. Find out what happened where this home USED TO stand, lakeside and the family left in awe. @SPECNews1CNY pic.twitter.com/sITSrnEeRK— Kevin Hayes (@KHayes_reports) July 31, 2021
Officers were summoned to Hollywood Road at around 2:40 p.m. Friday.
Webb Police Chief Ronald Johnston said nobody was inside of the home at the time.
"I'm just really glad that nobody was seriously injured, and if somebody was in that house, it would have been probably fatal," Johnston said. "I'm very grateful nobody was home."
More than 100 people reported the incident.
First responders say they located debris from the explosion about 250 to 300 feet into the water.
The cause of the explosion is under investigation.