WEST BRANDYWINE (AP) — Authorities say six people were injured in a reported explosion and fire at a house in southeastern Pennsylvania.

Chester County emergency officials said crews were called to the West Brandywine Township home shortly before noon Wednesday.

TV news helicopter footage showed heavy smoke coming from the large home as fire crews sprayed water from several directions onto the main building and several additions.

Emergency officials said six people were reported injured and three were flown by helicopter to a hospital. WPVI-TV reports that four of the injured were children. Two others were taken to a hospital by ambulance and one refused treatment.

Chief Todd Ziegler of the Wagontown Volunteer Fire Company told the station that nearly 60,000 gallons of water had to be brought in to douse the flames, and fire crews also got water from a pool and a pond on the property.

Several state, local and federal agencies were working to determine the cause of the explosion.

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