Beavercreek home leveled by explosion

BEAVERCREEK TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WDTN) — An explosion rocked a Greene County neighborhood and demolished a home.

Home leveled by explosion (WDTN Photo/Matt Behrens)
Home leveled by explosion (WDTN Photo/Matt Behrens)

According to officials, around 6:30 a.m. Sunday multiple agencies received a call about a loud explosion in the area. Crews arrived to the 100 block of Haines Road and discovered flames and smoke. A home had been leveled by a blast and the debris had caught fire.

It took crews about an hour and a half to get the fire under control. Vectren was called to the scene to shut off the gas.

No one was home at the time of the explosion. Officials said the family was on vacation. Officers have since notified them of what happened and they are on their way back to survey the damage.

While putting out the fire, a firefighter suffered a minor injury. He slipped and fell on scene but refused medical treatment.

Home leveled by explosion (WDTN Photo/Matt Behrens)
Home leveled by explosion (WDTN Photo/Matt Behrens)

Fire officials said they would be out at the scene a majority of the morning Sunday to put out hot spots and make sure flames didn’t flare up again.

No word yet on what caused the explosion, however, officials report that they do not believe it was suspicious.

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