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.
Photo by Dan Henry.
1441 Mission Ridge Road
Get directions:  To here - From here

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 Smith is the city government reporter for the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Since 2009, she's covered crime and court systems in North Georgia and rural Tennessee, landed an exclusive in-prison interview with a former cop convicted of killing his wife, exposed impropriety in an FBI-led, child-sex online sting and exposed corruption in government agencies. Earlier this year, Smith won the Malcolm Law Memorial Award for Investigative Reporting. She also won first place in ...

1
Comments do not represent the opinions of the Chattanooga Times Free Press, nor does it review every comment. Profanities, slurs and libelous remarks are prohibited. For more information you can view our Terms & Conditions and/or Ethics policy.
Here2Opine said...

Yet another Meth Lab????

November 3, 2011 at 4:22 p.m.
please login to post a comment

Other National Articles

videos »         

photos »         

e-edition »

advertisement
advertisement

Find a Business

400 East 11th St., Chattanooga, TN 37403
General Information (423) 756-6900
Copyright, Permissions, Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policy, Ethics policy - Copyright ©2014, Chattanooga Publishing Company, Inc. All rights reserved.
This document may not be reprinted without the express written permission of Chattanooga Publishing Company, Inc.