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Mysterious explosion nearly destroyed home Monday night

A mysterious explosion nearly destroyed a house in Trumann late Monday night. A mysterious explosion nearly destroyed a house in Trumann late Monday night.
Henson said witnesses described a strong chemical smell just before the house "blew up." Henson said witnesses described a strong chemical smell just before the house "blew up."
Fire crews were paged out to an Explosion on Oakland St. Fire crews were paged out to an Explosion on Oakland St.
Firemen were examining the building for hot spots. Firemen were examining the building for hot spots.

TRUMANN, AR (KAIT) – A mysterious explosion nearly destroyed a house in Trumann late Monday night.

According to Trumann Police Chief Chad Henson, a house located on Oakland and Gum exploded and then caught on fire around 9:30.

"Paged out to some kind of explosion here on Oakland Street. First man on the scene said there were flames coming out the roof on the back part of the house. The meter's been pulled. The gas line has already been pulled, too," Trumann Assistant Fire Chief Earnie Link explained as his crew continued to examine the building.

Henson said witnesses described a strong chemical smell just before the house "blew up."

The Trumann Fire Department reported no injuries and said the fire department was still under investigation.

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