Published April 26, 2017
A house in St. Louis exploded on Wednesday morning, leaving nothing but shattered wood in the yard and on top of nearby homes.
The St. Louis Fire Department described the home as completely destroyed and is checking the surrounding houses’ natural gas levels, Fox 2 reported. The cause of the explosion is unknown.
St. Louis Fire Department •1st Alarm• Home Explosion - 8600blk of Oriole https://t.co/4fdGqPHmMx— St. Louis Fire Dept (@STLFireDept) April 26, 2017
The fire department was aided by the Collapse Rescue Task Force and Laclede Gas Company workers.
Praying for safety of first responders, residents and laclede gas workers too, so soon after recent tragedy. https://t.co/4LjScKn5z7— Dionne Flowers (@2ndwardflowers) April 26, 2017
Residents are acknowledging the help of first responders, especially those from Laclede Gas Co. after two of their workers were shot and killed just six days ago.
No injuries have been reported yet and the surrounding homes were evacuated. The destroyed home appeared to be empty when it exploded.