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Posted: 9:26 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

Explosion, fire destroys Beavercreek Twp. home

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100 block of Haines Road, Beavercreek Twp. Aug. 31, 2014 photo
Andy Sedlak
100 block of Haines Road, Beavercreek Twp. Aug. 31, 2014
Explosion, fire destroys home in Beavercreek
Explosion, fire destroys home in Beavercreek Twp. photo
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Explosion, fire destroys home in Beavercreek Twp.

By Breaking News Staff

BEAVERCREEK TWP. —

UPDATE@Noon

Several residents in Beavercreek and Xenia called 911 after hearing the explosion between 6 and 6:30 a.m., according to Beavercreek Fire Department Battalion Chief Nathan Hiester.

The cause of the explosion is not known and remains under investigation.

Hiester said Xenia and Beavercreek crews responded after getting the calls and checked neighborhoods because there was no specific address reported.

When crews arrived at the Haines Road house, it was already destroyed and burning, Hiester said.

No one was home at the time and no one was injured, but Hiester said initially crews were under the impression there had been someone in the house.

Normally for a residential fire, a search is confined to the house," Hiester said. "But since the house wasn't there and spread over a fairly large area, our search area became much bigger."

It took about an hour and a half to get the fire under control. Vectren was called to shut off the natural gas feed, which was fueling the fire, Hiester said.

Two people rent the house and live there. They were away on vacation and have been notified of the incident, Hiester said.

UPDATE@10:22a.m.

Multiple sources indicate the family was away at the time of the explosion, which awoke neighbors who called 911.

News Center 7's Andy Sedlak is on scene and reports the home is completely destroyed and it's clear there was an explosion at the site.

FIRST TAKE

The State Fire Marshal's Office has responded to a fire investigation at a Beavercreek home.

An explosion was reported when crews were dispatched at approximately 6:30 a.m. to the home in the 100 block of Haines Road.

There were no reported injuries.

According to the Beavercreek emergency dispatch center, the house was destroyed and the cause is under investigation.

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