BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Emergency responders were called to a home on Smith Street, near Clifford Street, Tuesday morning. A driver lost control of the car, drove across a lawn and stuck the house shortly after 7 a.m. There was minimal damage to the building, however, it broke the gas line.
The homeowner said she was getting her children up for school when they heard a big "boom." The homeowner said, "We thought it was our dog, a German Shepherd, under the table but it wasn't, unfortunately. Thankfully for the lady she knocked on our door, 'the gas line is out, get out your house is going to blow up.'"
The homeowner says her husband opened the door while she took her kids out the back door. "I was scared. I got my kids out first, all three dogs, and getting the kids ready for school on the back deck."
The homeowner says she called 911 and they stayed on the phone with her until emergency crews were on the scene. She says the responded to the scene within five minutes.
There was a heavy gas smell in the area Tuesday morning, but it died down by 8 a.m. The gas line has been repaired.
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