Ohio home leveled by explosion

SCIO, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a house in a small eastern Ohio village was leveled by a large explosion while the family that lived there was at church.

Firefighters said the explosion Sunday morning in the village of Scio in Harrison County could be heard and felt miles away. Debris from the blast flew across the street into neighbors’ yards.

Nobody was hurt.

WTOV-TV (http://bit.ly/18apxd4 ) reports that the house was a total loss.

Authorities are checking to see if might be related to a natural gas problem, although the homeowner said he wasn’t aware of one. The family was at church and a got a call about the explosion.

The Ohio State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating.

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Information from: WTOV-TV, http://www.wtov9.com

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