House Lost After Explosion

MATHIAS, W. Va. (WHSV) -- A house has been destroyed after an explosion on Monday morning.

No one was home at the time and there were no injuries; however, neighbors did feel the ground shake.

The call came into just before 9 a.m. and three fire companies were dispatched to battle the fire, according to Craig Stawderman, the fire chief of the Mathias-Baker Volunteer Fire Company.

The home, built in 2012, had a gas range installed over the weekend and Chief Stawderman's best guess at this point in the investigation is that there was a slow propane gas leak

The home was estimated to be worth about $100,000.

The cause of the explosion is still under investigation.


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