House explodes in Alex City, fire crews on scene

Alabama

(Credit: Alexander City Fire Department)

ALEXANDER CITY, Ala. (WRBL) – The Alexander City Fire Department is on the scene of a house fire. According to officials the fire was caused by an explosion.

Officials say on Monday afternoon, multiple crews from both the ACFD and Kellyton Fire Department responded to the scene on Highway 22 W between city limits and the Ray community.

According to our sister-station WIAT, the home was destroyed in the explosion. Debris was sent flying, with it landing 500-600 yards from where the explosion took place. No injuries have been reported at this time. No one was inside the home at the time of the incident.

ACFD Chief Reese McAlister called the incident a “major explosion” and said preliminary investigation suggests the cause may have been a gas leak inside the house.

The ACFD facebook page posted pictures of firefighters working on the scene of the explosion.

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