Skip to comments.Probe into horrific home explosion in Indy could be lengthy (Homeland Security involved)
Posted on 11/11/2012 2:54:34 PM PST by RummyChick
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - The investigation into an explosion on the south side of Indianapolis could take weeks, an official with Citizens Energy said on Sunday.
Two people were killed, and more than a dozen homes were damaged or destroyed after a large explosion rocked a south side neighborhood late Saturday night.
The Indianapolis Fire Department says the explosion happened in the 8400 block of Fieldfare Way, which is in a subdivision just off of Sherman Avenue south of Stop 11 Road.
Citizens Energy shut off gas to all the homes in the subdivision and investigated potential gas issues in the neighborhood. An official said the company had received no reports of an odor of gas in the area, and no gas leaks had been discovered as of early Sunday morning.
Indianapolis Fire Department planned to continue investigating S
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Btw, I have no idea if this has been posted because the search function no longer works for me. What's the deal with that?
Walter White.....please pick up the white courtesy phone.
What a mess.
Wow! That was one nasty explosion.
Can a natural gas explosion be felt dozens of miles away.
Now there are claims that it was a drone hit. The drone had deviated from a flight track. That is supposedly a report from Russia. Propaganda out there to get people stirred up.
Reports at the beginning of the incident and on police scanners said it was a plane crash The Mayor said that was quickly dispelled.
Firefighters on the scene said they had never seen a gas explosion like this with such effect. It’s like a war zone
There are combination CO / Combustible gas detectors available for well under $100. Sounds like a good thing (or two) to use around the house.
One of the houses was vacant. I immediately thought of Walter White.
And then, 2 years later, when you change the battery because it died.. a small spark leaps across.... ;)
You can't win. The universe HATES us.
Yep, it really doesn't take all that much fuel either.
I'm sure more rumors will follow, local FOX 59 just said the 2 dead were a Greenwood School teacher and her husband.......thats all I know for now.
This report is worth what you paid for it.
The Laws of Physics (and Chemistry) are not just good ideas.
Nor can 0bama modify them.
Did they live in the home that exploded?
Here is more info
Adam Collins with the Indianapolis Department of Code Enforcement says they have made 126 visual inspections - 80 properties suffered damage, 50 are considered to have minor damages. There are 31 homes labeled with major damages.
I wonder who lived in the house in this case? Seems too new for there to be an issue but with parts made in China, or really dumb workers installing things, who can be sure? Maybe some prepper's stash went off, or maybe Obama's bdy Ayers has been building bombs again..
Having seen the devastation of a natural gas explosion within a residential neighborhood, I would say this was a gas explosion.
The amage is very similar. Homes just disintegrate...
A brief re-review of the posted pic does reveal the near neighbors have some REAL problems.
I don't know, i caught the report as part of the half time of the Dallas, Philly game.
It will probably take a bit to sort it out.
Yeah two people passed, looks as if the neighbors were very lucky that is all that happened. On a saturday night it could have been a lot worse.
Just wait 'til thanksgiving and the usual redneck turkey cooking accidents start occurring- late night radio tinfoilers will be claiming drone strikes every time some moron drops a dripping wet turkey into a turkey fryer.
Looks like FAE, with very little initiation.
My brother’s next door neighbor’s house blew up and killed the owner. He sent his wife and newborn to a hotel for the night because of the smell and the gas repairman was supposed to come over and investigate it first thing in the morning.
here is an aerial view via helicopter
Baby nuke kind of thing. Bending a door like that, and blowing it however far away...
What a mess. Prayers up for all involved.
What I can’t figure out is how this was felt more than 20 miles away in Hancock county. I did a map search to see the distance. That is a long way to feel that explosion.
A guy from the gas company said they found no leaking gas in the ground in the neighborhood.
Saw one rumor that the family had been having work done on the house. If so, that company is about to go bankrupt.
My first guess was meth lab.
Pretty sure DHS is pro meth so probably something else.
Maybe a fire caused a pressurized tank (no leak) to explode.
I hear the warm fuzzy noise of their exersizes (small arms and explosion simulators) really well this time of year.
I'm not very surpised that it was felt 20 miles away.
This is physiologically pretty much the same subsurface condition you find in East and South Texas.
So seeing people linking to claims that Monserrate Roman Shirley was an owner of one of the houses. Anyone else hear that? There is a NASA employee payload specialist with the same name.
Not insinuating anything, just a reminder.
And yes, a natural gas leak is very capable of producing a kaboom of this magnitude.
I live about 3 miles from the explosion and it certainly woke me up at 11:13 last night. I thought someone had ran a car into the front of our home because the house shook. My son is a nurse and one of his nurse collegues owned the house that exploded. She had been having trouble with her gas heat all week and Citizens gas had been out working on her gas lines just three or four days before the explosion. She was gone from home since Thursday night and not home when the explosion occured. Thus, it certainly appears to be a gas explosion. She did, however, get a call from police asking if she had any enemies or anyone who might want to do something like this to her but I think they are just covering all the bases for the inevitable lawsuits which will be forthcoming.
The Cincinatti Arch underlies this region, and there's an ancient over thrust belt downthere as well, so you can get natural gas coming up through holes you didn't know where there. Many homeowners in Indiana get free gas through old wells.
If this wasn't a bomb of some kind it may be nothing but an old gas well overlooked when the developer built these homes in the recent past.
The best defense against this sort of thing is something called “sprawl”, which the left everywhere absolutely hates, because it involves spreading out a bit.
3-4 psi overpressure would do that, or worse. I agree, FAE likely accidental.
Prayers continue for their family.
Funny how the employee of the gas company failed to mention that. When asked if there had been any problems he responded that there were no calls with dispatch. not sure his exact wording to know what kind of words he used.
Thank goodness she wasn’t home.
So, wonder if the Gas Company can be sued on this??
I'd say it's a virtual certainty. Expect to see the lawsuits within a couple of weeks.
Some years ago there was a home explosion about 25 miles from where we lived and I heard/felt it. This was over a rural, hilly and wooded area. I was surprised it traveled that far but it did.
“Anyone familiar with gas leaks? The concussive wave was reported to have been felt miles and miles away into Hancock county
Conspiracy websites are going crazy over this.”
I was sitting in my forth grade classroom when the entire back of the house across the street disintegrated in a gas explosion. It made quite an impression on me. That was in 1959 and to this day I’m always alert for leaks.
Thanks to you we now have information before the media ;-)