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Last updated on Thursday, October 25, 2012
(INDIANAPOLIS) - A vacant house exploded on the city’s west side early Thursday, alarming residents and scattering debris through the streets of a neighborhood near Rhodius Park.
Anne Kelly, of RTV6 reports, the usually quiet neighborhood in the 1000 block of South Warman Avenue was rattled just before 1 a.m. by the explosion.
Indianapolis Fire Department crews received several 911 calls from neighbors reporting an explosion and seeing a blue flash.
When crews arrived in the neighborhood, they found debris strewn over more than two blocks from the explosion.
"There is a lot of debris. There is insulation a block and a half down the street. There are windows out down the street and a lot of siding," said IFD spokeswoman Bonnie Hensley.
One couple living in the neighborhood said a brick from the home flew through their window.
Citizens Energy spokeswoman Sarah Holsapple said a break in a residential gas line likely caused the explosion.
The vacant home was under renovation, officials said.
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