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2 Uninjured in Fayetteville House Explosion

Posted July 19, 2007

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— An explosion seriously damaged a Fayetteville residence Wednesday night, but the two people inside the home were uninjured, authorities said.

A house on Adams Street exploded at about 8:30 p.m. A 90-year-old woman and her 65-year-old son escaped from the house unharmed, authorities said.

One side wall and part of a back wall separated from the house in the incident, authorities said. Some nearby residents were forced to leave their homes for a brief time while authorities secured the scene.

The State Bureau of Investigation and the Fayetteville police and fire departments spent much of Thursday investigating the incident. Police said the compressor from the home's air-conditioning unit sparked fumes from a small gasoline container nearby, which caused the blast.


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  • Steve Crisp Jul 20, 2007

    I was sitting out on my deck a few minutes ago and I though I may have been injured, but I was mistaken. I'm OK.

  • ladyblue Jul 19, 2007

    I told you to listen to your mama. Get up and I'll smack you cross this room again. We got two more walls standing. I'm so thankful they were not hurt and she made it with out serious heart attack. Kids these oldies are tougher than you think.

  • Michael Kenyon Jul 19, 2007

    This Just In! Four more people were found to be unharmed by the explosion.

  • choirgirl Jul 19, 2007

    Now Granny I told you about walking away from the stove when you're cooking Meth! LOL!!

    Thank God she's OK!

  • Adelinthe Jul 19, 2007

    Thank God they're ok.

    Am praying they can repair and return to their home soon.

    God bless.

    Rev. RB

  • shine Jul 19, 2007

    Reading the headline - I thouht Meth Lab, but judging the ages maybe propane leak.

  • .Milky Jul 19, 2007

    "Firefighters said they don't know what caused the explosion."

    The explosion was caused by a sudden release of energy. I also, was uninjured.

  • headlong Jul 19, 2007

    God Bless Her and her Son!!! My Goodness 90 years old and son 65 years old!!! Shoot I would have had a heart attack.

    thefensk...where was the video on the News??? I must have missed it. Love their attitudes...especially that 102 year old that was mugged a few months back...she said he is lucky I was not 20 years younger or else I really would have given him some.

  • kitelover110 Jul 19, 2007

    Too much hot sauce, too many beans in the chile last night

  • Michael Kenyon Jul 19, 2007

    I beg to differ with the article. I know of at LEAST 23 people who weren't injured in that explosion.