Vacant St. Louis home explosion forces evacuations

2 months 2 days 28 minutes ago April 26, 2017 Apr 26, 2017 Wednesday, April 26 2017 Wednesday, April 26, 2017 1:20:50 PM CDT in Continuous News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Fire officials in St. Louis are investigating after a vacant home exploded, sending glass, wood and other rubble flying into the air.

The explosion in the city's Baden neighborhood happened about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. Fire Capt. Garon Mosby says it's a miracle that no one was hurt.

The brick bungalow-style home was completely destroyed, and parts of the home were tossed onto the roofs and yards of neighboring homes.

The cause was unknown but a natural gas explosion is suspected. Several neighboring homes were evacuated due to the threat of a potential gas leak.

 

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