Propane leak suspected in house explosion that left man dead, wife hurt

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WILLIAMS COUNTY, Ohio (WANE) — A home exploded in Williams County, Ohio, on Monday, killing a man and injuring his wife.

The explosion happened at on County Road Q 50 around 4:30 p.m., 15 miles east of Angola near the Lake La Su An Wildlife Area.

A WTOL report said the Northwest Twp. Fire Department responded to the scene sometime before 6 p.m.

A family member told WANE 15 his uncle died in the explosion, and his aunt was hurt. Her injuries were believed to be non-life-threatening, WTOL reported.

The deceased victim will be identified by the coroner’s office.

The fire marshal’s office said the cause of the explosion was still under investigation, but they cannot rule out a propane leak as the cause. They do not suspect foul play.

Investigators will work with the insurance company to find a cause, the office said. There is not a set time table for when their findings will be released.

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