Natural gas investigated as possible cause of explosion, fire at Beavercreek home

Natural gas investigated as possible cause of explosion, fire at Beavercreek home
Scott Kessler/Staff

BEAVERCREEK — Firefighters and Vectren natural gas crews are investigating the cause of an explosion at a Beavercreek house that sparked a fire Wednesday afternoon.

Crews responded to the 1500 block of Forestdale Avenue, near Dayton Xenia Road, around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday and reported structural damage and flames coming from the house.

Our crew on the scene reported visible damage to the structure near the attached garage.

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The initial investigation found the source of the explosion was likely natural gas, however a full investigation will be completed to determine the exact cause of the explosion and fire, Beavercreek fire Capt. Dustin Harrison said.

No injuries were reported in the incident.

Neighboring homes were evacuated while Vectren checked for possible leaks, however nothing was found inside the other homes, Harrison said.

Harrison noted there are construction projects in the area, however it has not been determined if they were a cause of the explosion.

The owner of the home that was damaged received assistance from the Beavercreek Fire Auxiliary. Neighbors that were temporarily displaced from their homes during the investigation also received assistance from the auxiliary.

Additional details were not released.