Natural Gas Leak Blamed in Columbus (OH) Home Explosion

A vacant home exploded Sunday afternoon in Columbus, Ohio; the incident injured two people, one of them a firefighter. Multiple homes were damaged by the blast.

Emergency crews and the Columbus Division of Fire responded to the scene at about 2:15 p.m., according to the local NBC affiliate (

Firefighter Response to Natural Gas Leaks and Emergencies

A male passerby was transported to an area hospital after being found beneath debris from the explosion; he is expected to recover. A firefighter suffered heat exhaustion.


Last month, a natural gas explosion leveled a house in the Chicago suburb of Long Grove. And earlier this year, a purported natural gas explosion in East Harlem (NY) killed at least eight people, while an explosion destroyed a townhouse in Ewing Township, New Jersey.



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