Dogs rescued safely after St. Clair County home explosion

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: Fire officials are looking into the cause of an explosion that blew apart a home in Caseyville, Ill. on Saturday, July 25. (Photo: KTVI Fox 2 News)

Fire officials believe a gas leak was the cause of an explosion that blew apart a home in Caseyville, Ill. on Saturday, July 25. (Photo: KTVI Fox 2 News)

A Caseyville family who lost its home in an explosion Saturday, July 25 received some good news in relation to their pets.

As firefighters crews were going through the rubble at the scene the days following the tragic event and they were able to rescue several dogs, according to reports.

Neighbors in the subdivision where the family lived reportedly heard the family’s three poodles barking on the Sunday evening.  The firefighters dug through the debris and rescued the three dogs who were in a kennel inside the home when the explosion happened.

The residents had a fourth dog in the home who was reportedly not confined to a kennel and that pet remains missing, according to reports.

No people were injured in the explosion that happened around 6:30 p.m. on July 25. Officials believe the cause was a gas line leak.

The Hollywood Heights fire department responded to the call along with the Caseyville and State Park fire departments.  Caseyville is located in rural St. Clair County  about 10 miles from  St. Louis, Missouri.

 

 

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