Raw: House explosion rocks several southern Illinois counties

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on January 3, 2013 at 12:07 PM

Updated Thursday, Oct 24 at 4:08 AM

WORDEN, Ill. (KMOV) -- Residents in several southern Illinois counties heard an explosion that destroyed a Worden, Illinois home under renovation early Thursday morning.

A lieutenant with the Madison County Sheriff's Department tells News 4, debris was everywhere in the 7900 block of Possum Hill Road after a house exploded around 1 a.m.

Police said the home appears to have been under renovation and the homeowners were not there at the time of the explosion.

No injuries were reported.

The News 4 phones and Facebook page were buzzing as the explosion was felt by residents in several towns such as Troy, Marine, Alhambra, Edwardsville, Granite City and Staunton, Illinois.

The Madison County Fire Marshal is leading the investigation into the cause. It is not believed to be drug-related.

Further details into the incident have not been released at this time. 


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