Emergency crews respond to Granger home explosion

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ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. --- Emergency crews were called Friday afternoon to a home explosion on Jody Lynn Drive in Granger.

The call came in at around 2:00 p.m. Friday afternoon. More than a dozen firetrucks and police officers responded to the Terri Brooke North subdivision home.

Three people were in the home at the time of the explosion. The two women and a man were all taken to a local hospital with minor injuries.

A sheriff's deputy was hospitalized for smoke inhalation.

It took crews about 35 minutes to put out the fire.

“There’s explosion damage on all three levels of the home, which includes the basement, the main floor, and then the upper level. And then all the areas around the home have damage,” said Clay Fire Assistant Chief Jaren Kilian. “There’s a lot of damage throughout the residence at this time.”

Just behind the home where the explosion occurred, Colton Dennis was sitting down to eat lunch.

"It was like a big firework --a large firework -- right next to you," he recalled.

A neighbor who lives diagonal from the blast told us her house rattled. She initially thought someone was breaking into her home.

“I was in my house just doing some general work around the house, when all of a sudden I heard a huge boom and the house shook, the windows rattled, and I got a little bit concerned,” explained neighbor Monica Yoder. “The dogs were very upset, and I didn’t see anything. And then a few minutes later I heard the sirens.”

Police have not said whether they know the cause of the explosion.

"Smoke billowing from what appears to be that cream-colored home. More than a dozen fire trucks/police on scene." - From Maria Catanzarite WNDU on the scene of a possible house explosion on 51400 block of Jodie Lynn Dr. in Granger:

Posted by WNDU on Friday, June 19, 2015