Indy blast: home leveled, 4 more afire, injuries

Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities say a loud explosion has leveled a home in Indianapolis and set four others ablaze in a neighborhood, causing several injuries.

Capt. Rita Burris with the Indiana Fire Department told The Associated Press that firefighters are still working to put out the flames after the explosion around 11 p.m. Saturday.

She told AP early Sunday there were multiple injuries but details remain sketchy and there are no fatalities reported at this point. She says the fire occurred in a south Indianapolis residential area and there's no immediate report on the cause. But she says authorities would be checking if gas was involved in the explosion heard for miles around.

Burris says firefighters will search the area once the fires are under control.