1 dead, a dozen homes affected in Jeffersonville, IN home explosion

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JEFFERSONVILLE, In. (WKYT/WAVE) – Crews responded Sunday morning after a house exploded in a Jeffersonville, Indiana neighborhood.

According to sister station WAVE, crews were called out to Assembly Road in the Capital Hills neighborhood around 5 a.m.  Reports of hearing the explosion came in from miles around the area.

Firefighters say the home sustained severe damage, and over a dozen nearby homes were affected by the blast.

Three people were taken to the hospital, one person died.

Officials believe the explosion was caused by natural gas.

WAVE is also reporting that Indiana's pipeline safety director said they’re also focusing on the piping in the home..
The pipes do not belong to the utility company, making it the homeowner’s responsibility to maintain.

Earlier Sunday, the Jeffersonville Fire Department tweeted a statement, saying a meth lab was not to blame.

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