Several people were injured after their home Raytown According to police, it exploded and ignited.
Shortly before 7 pm, police and fire brigades were called into the duplex. 7500 blocks on Inglewood Avenue In response to an emergency call. Authorities did not disclose the cause of the explosion, the number of injured, or the extent of injury to anyone who may have been near or inside the explosion.
“Multiple injuries have been reported, but details are unknown,” he said. Raytown PoliceSaid in a statement on Monday night. “The cause is unknown at this time.”
About half of the double-stranded structure has become debris. Several fire trucks and emergency vehicles, including police and emergency medical personnel, remained on site until nightfall. The dead-end road was blocked by police tape. Over an hour after the crew first arrived, the smoke was clearly visible in the distance.
Neighbors, meanwhile, described the chaotic scene that unfolds in the evening. Some spectators were staring from the street while the fire engine slowly retreated from the block.
A woman who lived nearby and asked not to reveal her identity said she was driving the area when the explosion struck. She saw about 20 people running and screaming, with some big bangs ringing. She called her husband half a mile away and heard a “big boom,” she said. She got a glimpse of the damage.
“I thought,’That house is gone,'” she said.
Police say the Missouri Fire Marshal Office later took over the scene and took over the investigation.