Dozens of Homes Destroyed Due to Explosion

Dozens of Homes Destroyed Due to Explosion

EXPLOSION Reported – Catastrophic Disaster Caught On Camera

( – On Wednesday, August 10, an explosion rocked a neighborhood in Evansville, Indiana. Dozens of homes were damaged, and multiple people lost their lives. The Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) and local police are now investigating.

A house exploded at about 1 p.m. and damaged 39 homes. Eleven of the houses are completely uninhabitable, according to Chief Mike Connelly of the Evansville Fire Department. The cause of the explosion is still not known, but authorities have released the names of the three people who lost their lives.

The victims were identified by the Vanderburgh County Coroner’s Office as 37-year-old Martina Hite and 43-year-old Charles Hite, and 29-year-old Jessica Teague. The Hites were inside of their home when the catastrophe occurred. Friends and family of the husband and wife told reporters they were just a month away from their sixth wedding anniversary. Teague was their neighbor, and she’d just bought her home in May.

The Courier & Press reported that IDHS Executive Director Joel Thacker said the Indiana State Fire Marshal will also be helping with the probe into the “tragic incident.” He said the state wants to ensure every resource is being utilized in order to find out what happened.

The Red Cross is assisting families that were displaced by the explosion. Those who were impacted are being asked to call 812-436-7818 to find out more information about their homes.

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