ATF helping probe cause of St. Louis-area house explosion

2 years 11 months 5 days ago Tuesday, June 16 2015 Jun 16, 2015 Tuesday, June 16, 2015 8:14:00 AM CDT June 16, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

FLORISSANT (AP) - Federal agents are assisting in the effort to pinpoint what caused a suburban St. Louis house to explode, injuring two of its three occupants.

Florissant police say the explosion destroyed the home about 2 p.m. Sunday.

A Kansas City-based spokesman for the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says that agency is involved because Ferguson police have asked for the assistance. John Ham added that the ATF has two fire investigators and an explosives specialist working on the case.

Two occupants of the home sustained burn injuries. Their medical statuses were not immediately available Tuesday.

 

 

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