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Fire crews respond to house explosion in Huntington

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HUNTINGTON, Ind. (WPTA 21) -

One person was sent to the hospital after a home explosion Thursday morning.

Fire crews got the call around 6 am. The home, which is acutally a duplex, sits on Leopold Street in Huntington. It was engulfed in flames when first responders arrived.

ABC21 talked to the fire chief, Tim Albertson, who says they're not sure yet what may have caused the explosion, but they're hoping their investigation will lead them to an answer.

We also caught up with a neighbor who tells ABC21 he was tending to his grandadaughter early this morning when he heard the explosion - he says he thought it was a car slamming into his house.

"It felt like an earthquake," John Oliver said. "Felt like we went right up off the ground and then back down. It scared the daylights out of me. I grabbed the baby. Told the mom take the baby I'm gonna go check. I walked outside and saw the house behind us was on fire and I said that house had to have just blown up."

Debris from the explosion damaged a house next door, as well. 


Fire crews responded to a house explosion in Huntington Thursday.

The report came in around 6 am Thursday of a house partially exploding on Leopold Street. The home was completely leveled by the blast. 

One person was taken to the hospital. As of the time of this report, police are on the scene working to make sure the area is safe. While police are still investigating the cause of the explosion, police say they do not believe it was meth related.

ABC21 has a crew on the scene and will provide updates as they become available.

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