SEE IT: House explodes in Indiana, killing three

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An explosion at a home in Indiana on Wednesday killed three people and left one injured, according to authorities.

The blast occurred in the city of Evansville, in the southwest corner of the state. Thirty-nine homes in total were damaged in the explosion, according to the Evansville Fire Department. As of Wednesday evening, authorities were still searching the rubble for more potential victims.

“There could be other victims, we have not completed our search,” Evansville Fire Department Chief Mike Connelly said at a news conference. “The buildings are not yet safe to enter.”

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Emergency crews respond to a house explosion on North Weinbach Avenue in Evansville, Ind., Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 10, 2022.

(MaCabe Brown/Evansville Courier & Press via AP)

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According to Connelly, 11 of the 39 damaged homes have been left uninhabitable.

The blast was captured on video by a surveillance camera in the area. The footage showed a sudden, powerful explosion that launched large pieces debris several feet into the air.

Authorities have not yet determined what caused the home to blow up.

The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was on the scene of the explosion on North Weinbach Avenue conducting a blast analysis, Connelly said.

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The fire chief added that CenterPoint Energy, the local gas company, was also on site investigating but had not detected any natural gas in the vicinity of the blast.

The identities of those killed and injured have not been released by authorities.