Blast Destroys W.Va. Home

Fire Officials: Propane Leak Likely Cause Of Explosion At Residence, Observatory

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Posted: March 25, 2014

Firefighters mop up at the scene of an explosion in Hardy County, W.Va., Monday morning. The blast, which fire officials say was likely caused by a propane leak, destroyed a mountaintop home and observatory. Neighbors say the owner had a propane-fueled stove installed at the home last week. (Photos by Nikki Fox / DN-R)
Firefighters mop up at the scene of an explosion in Hardy County, W.Va., Monday morning. The blast, which fire officials say was likely caused by a propane leak, destroyed a mountaintop home and observatory. Neighbors say the owner had a propane-fueled stove installed at the home last week.

MATHIAS, W.Va. — A roughly 800-square-foot home and observatory just outside Mathias, W.Va., in Hardy County exploded Monday morning, destroying the structure. No one was home at the time and no…



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