Explosion Destroys Detached Garage in Phelps County


ST. JAMES, Mo. – Multiple fire departments responded to a residence just north of St. James on Tuesday night to the reports of an explosion.

According to St. James Fire Department Facebook post, an explosion destroyed a detached garage that was 1,400 square feet at 9:27 p.m. The house on the same piece of property suffered damage that was beyond repair.

Several houses within the area also suffered damage.

The cause of the explosion is still under investigation.

Rolla Rural Fire Protection District says on their Facebook page that no injuries were reported.

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