A little over an hour ago, there was a very loud “BOOM” and it felt like the whole building shook. In fact, the back door even opened a bit. There’s a massage therapist upstairs so I thought maybe a large piece of equiment fell over, or else maybe a car drove into the building. I went outside to check… nothing. I immediately heard sirens and a helicopter. A little while ago, the therapist came down to ask if I had any idea what happened, and I didn’t. She asked over at the deli and someone said that a house exploded. Sure enough, a house about .25 miles from the store exploded. Here’s a photo and here’s the news story. I pray that there was no one inside. If the explosion was powerful enough over here to give us all a scare, I cannot imagine the force that was felt by the neighbors. My heart aches for these people. I can’t even imagine.
Update: According to this story, the house was under construction (nearly complete), and no one was in the house when it blew up. I see a law suit in the future, though… Can’t help but wonder if the gas lines weren’t clearly marked. Hopefully they’ll get it sorted out.