Clermont County home explodes into pile of rubble

Clermont County home explodes into pile of rubble
Clermont County Dispatch says home was fully engulfed in flames because of an explosion in Bethel Thursday (Photo: Twitter/@caleb_taylor123)
Clermont County Dispatch says home was fully engulfed in flames because of an explosion in Bethel Thursday (Photo: Twitter/@caleb_taylor123)
Officials say the explosion happened in the 2600 block of Spring Street just before 6 p.m. (Photo: Twitter/@caleb_taylor123)
Officials say the explosion happened in the 2600 block of Spring Street just before 6 p.m. (Photo: Twitter/@caleb_taylor123)
Crews putting out the flames (Photo: Brian C. O'Neil)
Crews putting out the flames (Photo: Brian C. O'Neil)
The house completely flatten (Photo: FOX19 NOW/Megan O'Rourke)
The house completely flatten (Photo: FOX19 NOW/Megan O'Rourke)

BETHEL, OH (FOX19) - A Clermont County home exploded and quickly became engulfed in fire Thursday night.

No one was hurt, but the residence in the 2600 block of Spring Street is a total loss. Neighboring homes also were damaged.

Bethel Fire Chief Rick Stowell said the explosion likely occurred due to a propane leak sparked by a furnace.

Crews responded just before 6 p.m., hours after the homeowner left about 1 p.m. She told fire officials she didn't smell gas at that time.

The displaced woman is staying with relatives.

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