O’FALON, MUS (KTVI) – A security camera nearby recorded the moment when O’Fallon’s house in Missouri was destroyed by an explosion shortly before noon on Tuesday.
According to Spire officials, a utility company in St. Louis, a third-party contractor operating in the area hit the Spire pipeline. The contractor immediately contacted Spire and the O’Fallon Fire Department. They worked with police to evacuate nearby residents until 11:43 a.m. when the house exploded.
“We got a call around 10:30 on the line that was hit, so when working with Spire, they didn’t like what they saw. So we went door-to-door to evacuate people, ”said Assistant Chief Andy Parish of O’Fallan County Fire Department.
It is unbelievable that no one was injured in the explosion. Spire crews released gas from homes near the house that exploded.
“Fortunately, no one was in the house at the time of the explosion. We don’t know about any injuries, “said Police Sergeant O’Fallan. Tony Mikhalko. “It’s unbelievable. We are very lucky that it is connected only with property and without the death of people. ”
Firefighters from O’Fallan County said it was a reminder to everyone in case someone smelled gas and called authorities.
A total of nineteen homes were left unattended in the neighborhood for several hours while crews worked to repair the line.