Officials: Dry water well, natural gas and cigarette spark deadly house explosion
ORWELL, Ohio — The cause of Wednesday night’s deadly house explosion in Orwell was released Friday.
The State Fire Marshal’s Office tells FOX 8 a water well ran dry from a toilet running all day. The well filled with natural gas which entered the home through the plumbing. A lit cigarette ignited the blast.
The explosion that happened at a two-story house on Montgomery Road claimed the life of a 27-year-old woman and seriously injured her boyfriend.
The explosion could be heard and felt miles away.
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