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FOXFIRE HOUSE EXPLOSION ATTRIBUTED TO NATURAL GAS LINE LEAK

A preliminary report on the explosion which destroyed a home and rocked Cumberland County for miles has been compiled. The home was located at 266 Roma Drive in the Foxfire sub-division. Fire crews from the county and the City of Crossville were called to the scene of the explosion shortly after 8:30 PM Monday. 1057 News learned that it has been determined that the explosion was from a natural gas line. Initial information was that the gas line had been accidentally severed years ago and patched together. The patch allegedly loosened over the years causing a leak which led to the explosion. There has been no word yet on what caused the ignition of the gas. Local and state fire inspectors, along with insurance investigators, have been working together all week to piece together the cause of the incident. Three people were said to have been inside the home at the time of the explosion. Tonya Colton and her daughter escaped without injury. However Jay Colton reportedly received 2nd and 3rd degree burns and at last report was at the Vanderbilt Medical Center Burn Unit.

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