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Published: Friday, 2/14/2014

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Seneca Co. fire officials investigate explosion

BLADE STAFF

BETTSVILLE, Ohio — Authorities are investigating an explosion and ensuing fire Thursday that destroyed a vacant house in Bettsville in Seneca County, authorities said.

There were no injuries, according to the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office.

The explosion occurred about 8:20 a.m. at a house near Monroe and Union streets, causing a fire, a sheriff’s dispatcher said. As of midafternoon, fire crews had brought the fire under control, the dispatcher said.

The damage estimate was unavailable Thursday.



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