1 killed, 2 hurt in northeastern Indiana home explosion

(WANE Photo)

ASHLEY, Ind. (WANE) — One person died and two others were injured in a house explosion Monday night.

It happened in the 1200 block of South Gonser Avenue in Ashley around 9:30 p.m.

According to the Ashley Fire Department, it started with an LP gas leak at the house. Something outside triggered the blast.

Debris was sent flying around the property and across the road. The home sits in an isolated area. No other buildings were damaged.

A gas leak caused an explosion at a home in Ashley.
A gas leak caused an explosion at a home in Ashley.

Ashley Town Marshal Scott Barnhart said, “it shook the whole town” causing a flood of 911 calls.

One person was pronounced dead on the scene, two others were flown to the hospital by helicopter.

Firefighters from Ashley and Hudson as well as police from DeKalb County and Steuben County responded.

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