Fire Marshal: Charles Town house explosion ruled accidental

West Virginia

JEFFERSON COUNTY, W.Va. (WDVM) — The West Virginia State Fire Marshal ruled the cause of the Charles Town house explosion as accidental.

The home was severely damaged from an explosion on the 400 block of Cloverdale Road Monday afternoon. Officials from the Citizens Fire Company confirmed three people were injured.

According to officials, the homeowner, one firefighter along with the HVAC technician who was working in the home at the time were injured in Monday’s blast. Authorities say the injuries weren’t life-threatening.

WDVM confirmed by authorities that one patient was flown by helicopter to a hospital and another was driven to a hospital.

About 40-50 firefighters were on the scene, some from Loudoun County, Virginia and other nearby jurisdictions.

A GoFundMe has been set up to help the family. If you’d like to help, you can click on this link here.

The video below is courtesy of local resident Terry Eaton.

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