An Omaha house explosion this morning left one person dead and two others critically injured. Neighbors told local media they heard a loud boom at around 8:15 a.m., saw debris flying everywhere, and ran to help. The blast had leveled the home, located at 4810 S 51st St., and damaged two neighboring houses. A young man who was injured was sitting outside what remained of the home, neighbors carried him to safety.
Omaha Batallion Chief Scott Fitzpatrick said crews from Omaha’s Municipal Utility District cut gas to the area and fire crews brought the blaze under control. An investigation is underway to determine the source of the blast.
Fitzpatrick said house explosions are not common in Omaha where the last one occurred four or five years ago.
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