Created on Sunday, 31 August 2014 Written by AP
BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (AP) — Fire officials say an explosion and fire destroyed a house in southwestern Ohio. No injuries were reported.
Battalion Chief Nathan Hiester (HEES'-tuhr) with the Beavercreek Township Fire Department says several residents in Beavercreek and Xenia called 911 after hearing the explosion between 6 and 6:30 a.m. Sunday.
Fire officials say the cause was not immediately known and remains under investigation.
The Dayton Daily News and WHIO-TV report that the house was already destroyed and burning when crews arrived. He says it took about an hour and a half to get the fire under control.
Hiester says the people who lived in the rented house were away on vacation and have been notified.