CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Fire Department responded to the city’s west side Saturday morning, where a van explosion left at least one person injured.
“Get out of the house get out of the house so I came running,” said homeowner Pat Markiewitz. “When I ran through the front door the dining room windows blew out.”
It happened at around 8 a.m. in the 10900 block of Linnet Avenue.
“I saw smoky fire then next thing like ‘boom’ just like a ‘boom’ I got so nervous my legs went limp,” said Joann Miller who recorded video of the fire on her phone.
A spokesperson from Dominion gas company said the van caught fire, exploded, then spread flames to surrounding homes. Fire officials originally believed that a home had exploded.
While the cause of the explosion is not yet known, Dominion said natural gas was not a factor.
Officials said at least one person was injured.
The cause of the explosion is still under investigation.