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Fri Nov 16, 2012, 07:06 PM

Homeowner at center of Ind. explosion 'in shock'

Source: USA Today

"On Tuesday, utility officials in Indiana said they are looking at gas appliances inside the homes as a possible source of the explosion.

"Our investigators believe natural gas is involved," Indianapolis' Department of Homeland Security chief Gary Coons said in a statement. "They are currently in the process of recovering the appliances from destroyed homes to help determine the cause."

Citizens Energy Group spokeswoman Sarah Holsapple announced Tuesday evening that tests found no evidence of natural gas leaks from the utility's underground facilities in the Richmond Hill subdivision.

Earlier Tuesday, the National Transportation Safety Board said they haven't found any evidence of a gas-line leak outside the home that would have warranted them staying longer at the scene of the blast. The federal agency investigates the nation's fuel-supply line."

Read more: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2012/11/13/indianapolis-explosion/1702687/



In the article, Monseratte Shirley says she does not know why her ex-husband had said there had been a problem with the furnace as she was unaware of any gas problems in the house. In another article, a friend of the family who lived at the house said he had been told by a family member that there was a smell of gas in the home but this wasn't brought up in the article I linked to here.

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Response to Kaleva (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 07:31 PM

1. This is so sad...

I am involved with a local group of volunteers who have been actively searching for the Golden Retriever that belonged to the couple who died.

The dog's remains were not found on site, and there was a potential sighting yesterday about a mile from the blast. The family very much wants to find their pet.

Meanwhile, during the interview yesterday with the people that lived where the blast was thought to have originated, something was said that didn't quite sound right.

The woman stated "Someone knew we were not home". Can't even wrap my head around what she meant by that. But, it could have been the stress and shock of it all.

The couple are being accused by the public of all sorts of evil deeds, without the benefit of all the details being known. They have retained a lawyer, which by many here in Indianapolis,proves guilt.

Seems that's the way it is these days.

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Response to Contrary1 (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 08:16 PM

2. Very odd event I wonder what the investigastion finds. n/t

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Response to Kaleva (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 08:36 PM

3. In the original story, it was the daughter who phoned the father about the furnace problem.

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Response to Kaleva (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 01:41 PM

4. For anyone that missed the followup...

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 04:37 PM

5. Thanks!

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