Jeffersonville explosion kills one, 'up to 20 homes' damaged

Photo: Jeffersonville Fire Department
Deadly house explosion
1 dead from house explosion

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (WTHR) - One person is dead after a home exploded in Jeffersonville early Sunday.

It happened in the 900 block of Assembly Road at about 5 a.m.

The Jeffersonville Fire Department told a WAVE 3 News photographer that the home "was completely damaged” and that several other homes were also damaged.

“Twelve to 15 to 20 houses have sustained some sort of damage,” Chief Eric Hedrick said. “I would say five to six of those have sustained considerable damage and may not be able to be occupied. We’re in the process now of doing our secondary research. That’s where we go back and look at all the affected residents to make sure that no one is in there. A more thorough search to make sure no one is in there.”

This aerial photo shows the scene of a deadly home explosion in Jeffersonville, Ind., on Sunday, May 19, 2019. (Michael Clevegner/Courier Journal via AP)

Three people were hospitalized. Jeffersonville Police Sgt. Issac Parker confirmed one of those three died from their injuries, according to WAVE3.

An investigation is underway.

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