A New York woman who miraculously survived after her house exploded said she now knows “for certain” that she has a guardian angel watching over her.
Denise Kunisch was in her Orange County home when it exploded on Tuesday, WABC reported. The explosion leveled the house, leaving behind only rubble, which she was forced to crawl out of.
Another miracle: the explosion happened around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, just minutes before Kunisch’s children were due to arrive home from school.
On Tuesday, Kunisch wrote on Facebook that while she was still “in shock,” she has God to thank for helping her survive the devastation.
“I really don’t know what’s going on or how I survived but I know for certain I have a guardian angel & beyond thankful to God,” she wrote.
Neighbor and volunteer firefighter Rob Faulls described the explosion as an “8.1 on the Richter scale.” He ran to the scene as soon as he could and helped get Kunisch to safety.
Kunisch and her husband, Craig Kunisch, returned to the scene Wednesday to salvage what they could from the debris. A GoFundMe page has been created for the family by the local police department, which called the Kunisch family a “staple” in the Allentown community for decades.
“By the grace of God all members of the family are safe, but their home has been destroyed,” police wrote.
Kunisch recalled smelling gas shortly before the explosion. Propane had been delivered to the home on Tuesday, and a few days before, a septic line had been buried. The cause of the explosion is under investigation.