Blast Kills W.Va. Girl, Leaves Three Hurt

A home explosion in West Virginia has left a girl dead and three others injured.

A half hour before the blast, members of the Hooverson Volunteer Fire Department were dispatched to the home after someone detected a strong odor. They were still in the area when the explosion occurred, officials told WTOV reporters.

Windows at the firehouse -- about 1,000 feet away from the house that exploded -- were blown out.

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Debris was strewn over a wide area and other structures were damaged. 

One person was flown to a burn unit in Pittsburgh, while two others were transported by ambulance.

Fire and rescue personnel remained at the blast site. 

 

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