Possible Mobile Home Explosion Under Investigation in McLean County

The McLean County Sheriff's Office says it's investigating a possible mobile home explosion that happened on Thursday morning.

Posted: Oct 28, 2021 10:39 AM
Updated: Oct 29, 2021 8:09 AM

Authorities in McLean County, Kentucky, are investigating a possible mobile home explosion that happened on Thursday morning.

The sheriff's office says it happened at a home in the 400 block of West 5th Street in Livermore after neighbors called 9-1-1 once they heard an explosion.

No one was inside the home when the fire/explosion happened, so there were no injuries.

"It hasn't really set in yet, because I just woke up to the call that my house was on fire," homeowner Jamie Wilson said. "Luckily, me and my dog Vega were staying at a friend's house. I'm actually really devastated and I haven't even caught my breath yet."

Unfortunately, Jamie told 44News that she doesn't have homeowners insurance and that she doesn't know where she'll stay.

Multiple crews from Daviess County and McLean County were called to fight the fire, but no cause has been identified at this time.

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