Watch: Explosion levels home in Lowell, Indiana

This picture taken by Twitter user @c_has_e24 shows the aftermath of an explosion in Lowell, Ind., on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013. Twitter/@c_has_e24

Updated 3 a.m. ET Sept. 10

LOWELL, Ind. One person is missing after an explosion leveled a home and damaged a nearby residence in Lowell.

The Times of Munster reports firefighters were called just after 7 p.m. Monday.

Lowell Fire Chief Clint Gorball says that, when emergency responders arrived, one house had been leveled, with debris scattered as far as 75 yards away, and a nearby home was engulfed in flames. Some debris was spotted in a cornfield across from the leveled home, the newspaper adds.

Gorball says the missing person is a neighbor who was watching the house at the time, and no one was in the home that was burning. The blaze was extinguished within three hours, he says.

Gorball says one firefighter suffered a knee injury and another might also have been injured.

Officials were investigating the cause of the explosion.

Instagram video taken by Chase Andrisko shows flames stretched across the side of a road and sirens blasting in the background.


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