Home Explosion Update

by Donna McCollum

A possible cause has been found for a house explosion over the weekend in Appleby.

Appleby's fire chief tells us a propane fireplace had been converted into a wood burning fireplace in the home. The chief says a propane line leading into the fireplace was correctly capped off, but a propane line underneath the house that nobody knew about remained open.

The explosion happened when the firewood was lit. Mike and Linda Lunsford and their two children were not hurt.