House explosion in Missouri leaves 3 injured


Posted on: July 4th, 2017 by ABC News No Comments

iStock/Thinkstock(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) — A raging fire and plumes of smoke filled the air at the scene of a house explosion in Missouri today that left three people injured.

Video captured the sounds of explosions as people screamed and ran at the chaotic scene in St. Joseph, Missouri, about 55 miles north of Kansas City. Another video showed the aftermath of the explosion, with fire crews surrounding the demolished home.

The victims, two men and a woman, all suffered non-life-threatening injuries, the St. Joseph Police said.
St. Joseph Fire Department Battalion Chief Bob Bangerter said the individuals in the house admitted that they were making smoke bombs and Bangerter said fire crews found fuses and some explosive material at the scene.

Bangerter added that the cause of the explosion remains under investigation.

Natural gas has been ruled out as the cause because the gas company reported that no leaks or gas fires have been detected, Bangerter said.

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