Fire, explosion destroy New Hope home - WFXG FOX 54 - News Now

Fire, explosion destroy New Hope home

NEW HOPE, AL (WAFF) -

A fire destroyed a home in New Hope early Friday morning.

The fire started around 1:30 a.m, inside the house on the 10,000 block of Highway 431, just south of Main Drive.

The fire marshal said it appears the fire started in the kitchen, then got out of control.

Shortly after firefighters began fighting the blaze, an explosion happened inside the house, knocking several firefighters to the ground. They were not hurt.

The fire marshal says the explosion was caused by a resident's oxygen tank.

After the blast, flames engulfed the home, and it was destroyed.

HEMSI treated four people at the scene.

The Red Cross is helping the six people who lived in the home.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Copyright 2013, WAFF. All rights reserved.

 

 

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Congress settles for stopgap to avoid government shutdown

    Congress settles for stopgap to avoid government shutdown

    Saturday, April 29 2017 1:18 AM EDT2017-04-29 05:18:21 GMT
    Saturday, April 29 2017 1:18 AM EDT2017-04-29 05:18:21 GMT

    President Donald Trump seems destined to serve his 100th day in office without House passage of a Republican health care bill or enactment of a budget financing the government for the rest of this year.

    More >>

    President Donald Trump seems destined to serve his 100th day in office without House passage of a Republican health care bill or enactment of a budget financing the government for the rest of this year.

    More >>
  • N. Korean missile test fails hours after UN meeting on nukes

    N. Korean missile test fails hours after UN meeting on nukes

    Saturday, April 29 2017 12:57 AM EDT2017-04-29 04:57:54 GMT
    Saturday, April 29 2017 12:57 AM EDT2017-04-29 04:57:54 GMT

    China's foreign ministry has refused to confirm or deny U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's assertion that Beijing has threatened to impose unilateral sanctions on North Korea if it conducts further nuclear tests.

    More >>

    China's foreign ministry has refused to confirm or deny U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's assertion that Beijing has threatened to impose unilateral sanctions on North Korea if it conducts further nuclear tests.

    More >>
  • Washington DBs popular in 2nd round, Mixon to Bengals

    Washington DBs popular in 2nd round, Mixon to Bengals

    Saturday, April 29 2017 12:37 AM EDT2017-04-29 04:37:28 GMT
    Saturday, April 29 2017 12:37 AM EDT2017-04-29 04:37:28 GMT
    Kevin King's extra-long stay at the NFL draft turned out to be a short stint.More >>
    Kevin King's extra-long stay at the NFL draft turned out to be a short stint.More >>
Powered by Frankly