It happened Sunday around 8 a.m.
BLAIRSVILLE, Georgia – A house exploded in Union County on Sunday morning, killing two people and sending rumblings miles away.
The Union County Fire Department said the explosion occurred around 8 a.m. at a house near Pauline Lane in Blairsville. They said the house was “totally destroyed” and other houses were damaged as well.
Many locals took to social media to say they had felt and heard the explosion miles away. NBC affiliate WYFF in Greenville, South Carolina, said neighbors said they felt the explosion 25 miles away.
Philippe Freitag shared photos of the aftermath and said stuff on its walls had been knocked over and the house “went up in flames within minutes”.
A caller told 11Alive that debris from the blast reached nearby Lake Nottely.
The state fire marshal’s office is investigating and has confirmed the deaths. They did not have victim IDs and said the case was still under investigation. Weston Burleson said investigators were at the scene.
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Photos: house explodes in northern Georgia, killing 2 people