Still no cause for southern Indiana house explosion

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The cause of a house explosion on Weinbach Avenue in Evansville that killed three people remains unknown over a month after it happened.

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security says more testing is being done on appliances from the home and it could be a few more weeks.

The Evansville City Council has approved spending $110,000 for the emergency demolition of damaged homes and the trash cleanup. Five homes will be torn down.

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(UPDATE: August 17, 2022):

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The State Fire Marshal’s Office is now handling the investigation into last week’s house explosion in Evansville.

Fire officials in Evansville yesterday said the state will finish out the case. No one is saying what caused the house on Weinbach Avenue to explode.

Three people died and several homes were damaged. The Fire Marshal is not saying how long the investigation will take, though locals in Evansville say it will likely be a few weeks.

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ORIGINAL STORY

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Autopsy results are in for the three people who died in a house explosion in Evansville.

The Vanderburgh Coroner’s Office says the victims died of blunt force trauma and compression asphyxia. The explosion last Wednesday killed a married couple inside the home and a 29-year-old in a neighboring home.

The investigation into the explosion is still ongoing and investigators say it’s going to take some time to find the cause of that house explosion in Evansville.

Evansville division fire Chief Mike Larson yesterday said the investigation into the explosion will be a ‘very slow methodical process.’ Three people died in the explosion last week, a fourth person was hurt, and dozens of homes were damaged.

Larson isn’t guessing at what caused the blast. State, local, and federal investigators are all working on the case.

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