DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Wednesday, the case against Daniel Brown, owner of the home that exploded in April, was withdrawn from the prosecution.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With the help of his insurance company, the debris has been removed thoroughly, and thus his case was withdrawn.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.