Nuisance charge in Brooklyn Ave. explosion withdrawn

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Wednesday, the case against Daniel Brown, owner of the home that exploded in April, was withdrawn from the prosecution.

Brown was charged with public nuisance, after debris from the area was not removed and became an eyesore for many local residents.

The explosion on the 500 block of Brooklyn Avenue damaged nearly 50 nearby homes.

Officials have yet to determine the cause of the blast.

Public record shows the prosecution withdrew the case due to abatement.

Brown was charged with the misdemeanor after officials say he did not clean up the damage in a timely fashion.

Chief Prosecutor Stephanie Cook told 2 NEWS that Mr. Brown has since cleaned up the property to the satisfaction of the court.

With the help of his insurance company, the debris has been removed thoroughly, and thus his case was withdrawn.

However, Brown may be required to pay court costs, which can be upwards of $100.

Cook says housing inspectors are expected to make a thorough analysis of the property and report back to the Prosecutor’s Office and the courts. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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