At 1434hrs, On Sunday Dec 17, Station 130, was dispactched to a house explosion at 43 Slocum Ave. in Exeter. With a second alarm called in as units were arriving on scene which initially brought a truck, engine, rescue, squirt and a cascade. second due companies of West Pittston and West Wyoming arrived shortly thereafter. What was left of the ranch style home was only the garage area. Firefighters were met with heavy fire upon arrival. Debris was found up to 500 yards away. No one was home at the time and the utility company is still trying to find out the cause of the leak. More info to follow,

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