Mars room is right above the garage, which is that smoking pile of debris on the ground. His room is burned down to the blackened rafters. It's truly a miracle that he is alive. He was sleeping in his room at the time of collision. The nanny heard the explosion, looked in the garage, realized the gas was spewing out, and ran upstairs to get him. There were already some smaller explosions that were occuring in the garage. She was running out of the house with him at the time of the major explosion. She was not injured but I think she is suffering from some post-traumatic stress and had to go to the hospital last night. I will find out more today.
I was allowed access in to the house late last night, nothing can be salvaged except maybe some miscellaneous kitchen items. What wasn't destroyed by the fire/ smoke, was destroyed by the water used to put the fire out.
Just met with Catalina and her whole family. She heard the crash when the car hit the garage but thought it was maybe an car accident nearby. She was doing dishes and then laundry for approx 10 minutes. The gas was spewing the entire time and fire was already starting. Our idiot neighbor was standing outside down the street and waiting for our house to blow. It was very obvious that gas line had erupted. He called 911 but that is it. Catalina told him only one week ago that she works every day taking care of the baby at the house. She is so upset that he never rang the doorbell or tried to warn her. He knew that there was likely people in the house, but was concerned only for his own life. For 10 whole minutes, he was waiting for house to blow. I can't believe how selfish he was. Btw, my mom helped us out and we got Catalina a new car as a thank you gesture.
Update- our nanny is in bad shape. She has pain all over her body from falling, hasn't slept since explosion, and keeps reliving the experience. She has real anger at our neighbor, who KNEW she was likely at home with the baby and did not attempt warn her about the pending explosion. He was at the house bothering her just a week prior. Even a teenage boy ran in to the house before the fire dept arrived to check to see if anyone was injured, even though he could have been killed. The explosion was so big the garage door was blasted 100 yards away and 3 neighbors had their windows blown out.
Oh and the fire dept also said that if they has gotten there just a minute earlier, they had devised a tactical plan to have 2 men go in to rescue anyone inside. But the explosion happened just seconds before they arrived. They said if they had been there a minute earlier, 2 men would have died. Add to that the teenager and friend who went in before the fire dept arrived, and that is 6 people who could have died.
I'm not sure if there was one boy, or two boys. I'm not sure who they are, but I think they live on our street. I would like to thank them, but I'm pretty sure their parents are PISSED about them running in to an exploding house, so I don't want to laud them for their efforts if their parents are telling them they shouldnt have done it.