YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio (WDTN) – Emergency crews responded to the scene of a house explosion on 1100 block East Hyde Road in Yellow Springs.
Officials with Greene County’s Miami Township Fire Department say there was a quick response from their crews and the local utility company.
A contractor was working inside the building and proceeded to walk out when the explosion happened. Officials say he narrowly escaped this explosion, believed to be caused by a gas leaked. There were no injuries or fatalities.
The building, expected to be a revenue maker, was being renovated to rent out to families. It was owned by Glen Helen Nature Preserve and Antioch College.
Matt Desjardins with Antioch College told 2 NEWS, “It’s heart-wrenching. Its a tragic event. We’re just happy that no one was injured in this event.”
The property owners say this is hopefully a short term loss.
An insurance adjuster will be working with the college and Glen Helen to further assess the damage.