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Four injured in house explosion in Monette

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The Arkansas State Fire Marshal's office will be in Monette Wednesday to look over damage to a trailer home that exploded Monday night, officials said. 

Four people were taken to hospitals Monday night after a fire and explosion at a house trailer in Monette. 

Monette Fire Chief David Clark said three of the four injured were airlifted to hospitals in Memphis due to the explosion. 

Authorities got a 911 call around 10:30 p.m. about the fire on Larrison Street. Clark said the cause of the fire is still under investigation, but authorities believe it was caused by a possible gas explosion. 

Both Monette and Lake City firefighters battled the blaze at the trailer in downtown Monette. Clark said people should be careful around natural gas, especially if they notice a smell.  

Witness Sydney Ewing said the explosion rocked her home and that she thought the awning on her home was falling down after the explosion.  

"I saw three helicopters fly over to that grocery store over here. And I was just...I was scared. And we saw the whole house blow up in flames. It was just scary," Ewing said. 

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