Community mourns victims of Jeffersonville house explosion

A house in Jeffersonville exploded early Sunday.

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (WTHR) - The community came together Wednesday night to mourn those impacted by a deadly house explosion.

The blast early Sunday killed one man and injured three others in Jeffersonville.

At the prayer service in Jeffersonville, people remembered the life of William Phillips and prayed for his wife Janet. She was seriously hurt along with two others.

Counselors and pastors were there to talk with people.

Investigators say natural gas was flowing into that Jeffersonville home "at an increased rate for hours" before it exploded early Sunday.

Fire and police investigators are still working to determine the cause of the explosion. They said in a release Tuesday the amount of natural gas entering the home on Assembly Road increased about 12 hours before the explosion and continued until the home was ignited.

Investigators are working with Vectren to determine what caused the increase in natural gas to the home and what ignited the gas Sunday morning. Vectren officials said in a statement the source of the increased gas flow was inside the home, not in a pipeline or other infrastructure owned by the utility.

The investigation is ongoing, but investigators have not found an indication so far of criminal intent or foul play.

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