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BREAKING NEWS: House explosion in Follansbee

Updated: Friday, October 11 2013, 09:47 AM EDT


NEWS9 is at the scene of a confirmed explosion of a home at the corner of Eldersville and Walker roads in Follansbee.

NEWS9's Jennifer Black says the area near 2481 Eldersville Rd. has been roped off, but she can see damage to neighboring homes as well. Emergency crews remain at the scene working to learn the cause.

A Weirton ambulance transported two patients to Trinity West in Steubenville. Their conditions were not known as of 9:30 a.m. In addition, one person was flown to a Pittsburgh hospital by medical helicopter with serious burns and one other person is unaccounted for.

Eldersville Road from Mayhan Lane to Walker Road is closed to all traffic except residents who live in that area and emergency personnel.

No other details are immediately available. Brooke County Sheriff Chuck Jackson says he will issue a press release regarding the explosion later this morning.

Stay with NEWS9 and for continuing coverage.

BREAKING NEWS: House explosion in Follansbee

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