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Crews responded to possible house explosion in Marmaduke

(Source: Erik Wright) (Source: Erik Wright)
(Source: Erik Wright) (Source: Erik Wright)

The Marmaduke Fire Department and the Greene County Office of Emergency Management responded to a possible house explosion in Marmaduke Monday evening.

Crews were called to Long Street around 6:00 p.m. and were on scene until 9 o'clock Monday night.

Marmaduke Fire Chief Nicki McDowell said authorities investigated to see if an explosion happened or not.

Officials surveyed the damage on Tuesday. McDowell said the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives were called in as standard protocol.

Nobody was home when the explosion happened. No injuries were reported.

Power has been shut off to the home.

Marmaduke, Rector, and Northeast Greene County Fire Departments responded as well as the Greene County Sheriff’s Office.

According to McDowell, as of Friday, he has deemed the cause of the fire as undetermined. 

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