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Explosion at Highland home investigated; no one injured
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Explosion at Highland home investigated; no one injured

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HIGHLAND | Highland firefighters and NIPSCO crews responded to an explosion Monday at a one-story home.

Two people were home when the blast occurred just after 1 p.m. but were unharmed, Fire Chief William Timmer said.

"They were both inside, and they got out," he said. "They were upstairs."

The residents will be displaced as the Fire Department and Indiana state fire marshal continue to investigate, he said.

A basement wall was blown out in the blast, and a portion of the rear of the home was damaged.

Timmer said the explosion occurred in the basement, but a more specific origin has not yet been pinpointed.

Fire investigators found an indication of some kind of gas problem, but a cause also has not yet been determined, he said. The chief expected the investigation to continue for at least a couple of days.

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