published Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

House explodes in Rossville, fire officials investigating

Walker County Fire Department crew survey the scene where a house exploded at approximately 9:20 pm last night on the 1400 block of Mission Ridge Rd. in Rossville, Ga.
Walker County Fire Department crew survey the scene where a house exploded at approximately 9:20 pm last night on the 1400 block of Mission Ridge Rd. in Rossville, Ga.
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Fire officials are investigating why a house in Rossville exploded Wednesday night, blowing house pieces hundreds of yards away and scaring neighbors.

Calls flooded into 911 around 9:20 p.m., after a house at 1441 Mission Ridge Road exploded with no one inside, said Walker County Fire Marshall Waymond Westbrook.

Debris was scattered around the area and the single-story house was completely flattened, Westbrook said. The owner of the house wasn’t home and officials are having difficulty locating them.

Today investigators are trying to find a cause for the explosion, but there is no clear sign since the neighborhood doesn’t have any natural gas, Westbrook said. The investigators can’t find any liquid propane at the home — which is highly explosive.

about Joy Lukachick Smith...

Joy Lukachick is the city government reporter for the Chattanooga Times Free Press Since 2009, she's covered breaking news, high-profile trials, stories of lost lives and of regained hope and done investigative work. Raised near the Bayou, Joy’s hometown is along the outskirts of Baton Rouge, La. She has a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Louisiana State University. While at LSU, Joy was a staff writer for the Daily Reveille. When Joy isn't chasing ...

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Here2Opine said...

Yet another Meth Lab????

November 3, 2011 at 4:22 p.m.
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