House explosion in Blue Springs injures 3

Published: Sep. 15, 2023 at 3:33 PM CDT
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BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. (KCTV) - A house explosion in Blue Springs injured three people, police said.

The Blue Springs Police Department said it and the Central Jackson County Fire Protection District are investigating a house explosion that took place in the 1500 block of NE Pink Hill Road.

During a press conference, a Blue Springs Police Department official said there was no evidence of any criminal enterprise leading to the explosion.

“We want to determine the cause of this and the biggest challenge is going to be actually getting to where the possible explosion occurred,” said Sergeant Keegan Hughes of the Blue Springs Police Department. “It doesn’t look safe. It doesn’t look like we can possibly enter safely, and it’s going to hinder that.”

Three people were hurt, with two possibly critical, police said.

An explosion ripped the brick off the side of the house and sent pieces of brick into the front yard. At the scene, a gas truck sat behind caution tape.

The State Fire Marshal has been called to assist in the investigation. KCTV was told that person arrived at the scene around 4:30 p.m.

This is a breaking news story. KCTV will update it when more information becomes available.