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bellangerc Feb 7, 2:47 p.m.
morebadnews, Thank you for your post! People shouldnt judge or assume. seankelly15, the house has been pd off for many years. 2thec, you are correct, gas leaks happen & it is tragic, it doesn't mean people are trying to collect on ins. connieleigh4 & goalflinger, I assure you, this house had far more sentimental value than monetary value to my dad. In fact connieleigh4, it had just been put on the market & they had a prospective buyer coming that day. kellypsnll, it was a gas leak, not a meth lab & my father was there on Monday & there was no smell of gas. And scubagirl, my dad still worked at this 4 acre property tending to and keeping it up, almost daily. He’d go in to wash up, get out of the elements, or just to sit down & rest, so he kept the power on. He is 82 yrs old & works harder than most 20 yr olds. Thank you NCMom1 for your awareness and post! Most people looking at property do want to know the utilities are in working order. Hope this clarifies some of the speculation
goalflinger Feb 7, 10:02 a.m.
Check and see whos name the insurance was in. ....just a thought.
bombayrunner Feb 6, 6:42 p.m.
kellypsnll Feb 6, 5:18 p.m.
Gas leak or meth lab. We'll find out soon enough. I would think if it was a gas leak, there would be the tell tale sign of vapors to be smelt.
heidione40 Feb 6, 5:06 p.m.
In the same area this week there was a woods/field fire and an incident of a stolen car full of bullet holes set on fire by the bridge down from this house. Area seems to have too much going on.
morebadnews Feb 6, 4:08 p.m.
seankelly15 just because the house was for sale doesn't make a difference either way if it was for sale or not.....
morebadnews Feb 6, 4:06 p.m.
Connieleigh4 don't judge
connieleigh4 Feb 6, 3:50 p.m.
sounds like to me someone is trying to collect insurance on a house that wouldn't sell in a timely manner!
RadioDJ Feb 6, 3:17 p.m.
Oh, and Scuba girl, the gas lines terminate at a meter at the home. So while the gas line going inside the home can be off, there remains a live gas line coming up directly to the home itself, and there might be other lines buried on the property, or it could be from any number of other chemicals which might have been stored at the home. Propane tanks inside, just about anything. But my guess is that this is a government conspiracy against vacant homes and there is a hit list of homes scheduled for drone strikes.
NCMom1 Feb 6, 2:57 p.m.
Scubagirl, You have to keep the power and utilities on during the sale so that the house can be shown and inspections done.
When I was house hunting the only time I saw a house that did not have all utilities on was one that was selling "as is"
Scubagirl Feb 6, 2:23 p.m.
If house vacant and for sale why wasn't the gas cut off?????
LovemyPirates Feb 6, 2:12 p.m.
Personally knowing of three houses destroyed by gas leaks; it can happen with no forewarning or criminal intent.
blahblahblah Feb 6, 2:04 p.m.
Rachel - more of what? Houses randomly blowing up in the middle of the night?
US Born Feb 6, 11:44 a.m.
Cumberland Road.......wow, Doesn't surprise me at all.... Anything can happen in that area. Hopefully it was just an accident and I'm glad no one was hurt. And yes, I am from Fayetteville and I do know that area well.
42ITUS Feb 6, 10:43 a.m.
Lots of questions to be answered. Did the house have gas service? Will homeowner's insurance pay for the damages since it was vacant? Where are the owners?
chris23 Feb 6, 10:41 a.m.
Golo 1950 - "Was the house in foreclosure?"
seankelly15 - "The house was actually for sale and vacant at the time, so we're puzzled as to what would cause this explosion,"
seankelly15 - Read much?
A home that has been forclosed on can be on the market by the bank or even the original lean holder. .....Learn much?
rachel Feb 6, 10:20 a.m.
there will be more of this-just wait
seankelly15 Feb 6, 9:52 a.m.
Golo 1950 - "Was the house in foreclosure?"
"The house was actually for sale and vacant at the time, so we're puzzled as to what would cause this explosion,"
seankelly15 Feb 6, 9:50 a.m.
Rebelyell55 - "What are the odds of a patrol car going by, just as an explosion happens, and get caught on dashcam?"
The probability is 1.0... it happened.
Rebelyell55 Feb 6, 9:35 a.m.
What are the odds of a patrol car going by, just as an explosion happens, and get caught on dashcam?
Pleasepostmycomments Feb 6, 8:46 a.m.
Was the house in foreclosure?
thegrassisgreener2013 Feb 6, 8:22 a.m.
Does not shock me one bit!
Published: 2007-10-05 09:38:00
Updated: 2014-06-24 16:03:36