No injuries after home explodes in Muncie

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MUNCIE, Ind. (WISH) — A house exploded in Muncie Thursday evening, according to Delaware County dispatchers.

The explosion happened around 7:50 p.m. at a home in the 2000 block of South Eaton Avenue.

“My couch lifted off the ground,” said Tina Taylor, a nearby resident.

As a result, homes in the blocks nearby the house were evacuated. Residents were asked to go to the Marsh Supermarket on South Burlington Drive.

Dispatchers said there were no known injuries. The homeowner was located — dispatchers said that person was fine.

Captain Steve Cox with the Muncie Police Department said there was a chance of a natural gas leak and added the gas company was on scene Thursday night shutting off gas in the area.

The Muncie Fire Department said the explosion is undetermined in cause and is under investigation.

“The roofline is sitting on the ground,” said Battalion Chief Terry Moore of the Muncie Fire Department. “I’m glad nobody was in that house.”

The Indiana State Fire Marshal will begin looking through the debris on Friday morning to look for a cause. It was not clear how long that would take.

An officer at the scene Friday morning said residents were allowed back into their homes around 11 p.m.

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