No Injuries In Elyria House Explosion


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ELYRIA, OH –Firefighters and emergency authorities will be back on scene today to continue their investigation, after a house explosion Friday night in Elyria.

Elyria Fire Department officials confirm to FOX 8 News, that no major injuries were reported in the blast, that leveled a home in the 100 block of Columbia Avenue at 9:45pm.

Captain Kevin Szabo and crew spent the majority of the Friday night on scene.

No official cause has been determined, indications of a gas leak are evident and is suspected.

The blast was felt in several cities Friday night.  Fire crews responded to the home just before 10 p.m.

A photo from a Fox 8 viewer shows the home was completely leveled. Viewers from surrounding communities, as many as 10 miles away, had reported hearing the blast.

Houses on both sides were also damaged. Residents up and down the street all say they had debris in their yard.

This is a developing story. Stay with Fox 8 News and for updates.

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