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Possible Gas Leak In Camby Home Explosion
Updated November 14, 2017 7:45 AM | Filed under: Fire
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(CAMBY) - Plainfield fire investigators along with crews from Vectren Energy are trying to determine if a natural gas leak led to an explosion in Camby on Monday morning.

The blast leveled and burned a two-story house in the Heartland Crossing community, but no one was injured.

Plainfield Fire Chief Joel Thackery says they will be working with Vectren to investigate the possible cause of the explosion in the 10000 block of Walnut Grove that was reported at about 10:40 a.m.

Several witnesses say they heard multiple explosions before they noticed that the home was on fire.

"I heard an explosion come from the back of the house. I got up and I looked because I felt it, it shook the house, so I got up and I looked and I saw the back left side of the house behind us on fire," said Johnstone Greenhow who lives behind 10871 Walnut Creek told FOX59 News (). "I heard a hissing sound coming from I think the house right next to it and I figured maybe it was a gas leak so we kind of fell back away from the house and then that's when the second explosion happened."

Greenhow and another neighbor considered entering the burning house to search for possible victims of the blast but were driven back by flames.

Chief Thackery said utility investigators will determine if anyone had permission to dig in the backyard of the house where the explosion occurred and if any gas lines had been compromised.

Within four hours of the blast, fire crews were demolishing the home as the residents dug through charred belongings.

Crews from several fire departments in Hendricks, Morgan and Marion counties responded to the explosion and blaze.



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