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 nearlydestroyed a house in Trumann late Monday night.

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

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

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

The Trumann Fire Departmentreported no injuries and said the fire department was still underinvestigation.

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