Ripley home explodes

RIPLEY – This morning at 11:30, a home at Lakeview Avenue and Goodrich Street exploded. Nobody was home and there were no injuries, and while investigation is still ongoing. Fire investigators believe the cause is a possible natural gas build up.

Fire departments from Ripley, South Ripley, Westfield, Sherman and two northeastern Pennsylvania towns, Crescent and Fuller, came to fight the fire, which took an hour to put down.

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