MADISON, Ohio - An explosion early Sunday morning destroys one Madison home, and damages several others. No injuries were reported.
The blast happened around 12:30 a.m. Sunday morning at 1518 Parkview Drive. Madison Fire Chief Gene Lutz tells NewsChannel5 crews arrived to find all four walls of the home blown out and the roof collapsed. Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish a small fire at the home. About a half dozen neighboring homes were damaged, with several windows blown out. A home right next door to the explosion had a wall cave in.
Investigators are trying to figure out a cause of the explosion. Around 8 a.m.... Sunday morning, crews plan to dig up the home's gas line. Fire officials say any gas issue has been isolated to the home which exploded.
Crews from several nearby departments were called to either assist with battling the blast or to cover other potential emergencies. As of 7 a.m. Sunday morning, several crews remained on scene.
The Geneva fire department confirms the blast was felt in that city, about six miles away.
The home was not occupied. Madison fire officials say the homeowner had passed away last summer and that the home had been locked up since then.
Stay with NewsChannel 5 and newsnet5.com for any new information on this developing story.
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