Neighbors: Explosion Heard Before Alabama Home Burns

April 11, 2013

An explosion led to a fire that destroyed a home in northwestern Escambia County, Ala., Thursday afternoon.

The explosion and fire were reported during the 2 o’clock hour near the end of Jacks Springs Road near McCullough, Ala. One neighbor said, “I heard a big explosion and then my grandson called and said it just exploded. I am not sure on what happened. Just heard a very loud boom”.

The owner of the home, John Brewton, received minor burn injuries on his arms as he attempted to rescue two family pets. His wife was not at home at the time.

An investigation is underway at this time by the Alabama Fire Marshal’s Office to determine the cause of the fire and explosion.

Pictured: A home burns Thursday afternoon in McCullough, Ala. Reader submitted photo by Tyler Combs for, click to enlarge.


One Response to “Neighbors: Explosion Heard Before Alabama Home Burns”

  1. C. Buckhault on April 11th, 2013 5:54 pm

    Elaine, and John my prayers go out to you. Glad that you are both OK, Hope John will heal soon. A friend always, even thought have not seen you in a long time. Will never be forgotten.

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