Posted: Nov 18, 2012 3:02 PM by Associated Press
FLORISSANT, Mo. (AP) - A body has been recovered from the scene of a suburban St. Louis house explosion.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the house blew up and caught fire shortly before 3 a.m. in Florissant. Officials didn't release the name of the victim or the cause of the explosion.
Deputy Fire Chief Scott Seppelt says the two-story home was blown off its foundation.
Upon arriving, the Florissant Valley Fire Protection District found natural gas spewing from a break in the line at the meter. Flames burned off escaping gas for hours before utility workers could shut off the flow.
Investigator Tim Green of the Florissant police combed through the debris this morning but had no comment.