SLIDESHOW: Crews investigate house explosion in Trumbull County
Emergency crews in Trumbull County are currently investigating a house explosion.
According to Trumbull County Dispatch, crews were investigating a home along Niles Road near the Bolindale area of Howland Township for a house that "blew up."
Dispatchers tell 21 News no one is believed to have been inside the home at the time of the incident. The road was currently blocked off by fire scene tape.
Crews on scene tell 21 News this was an abandoned vacant home and that the owner had passed away several years ago.
Employees at Gilmore Greenhouse tells 21 News that they felt their whole business shake up as a result of the explosion and there was a lot of smoke in the area and that employees are currently checking the roof for damages.
Other viewers have reported nearby homes shaking as well. 21 News crews on scene also observed another building with a heavily damaged roof near the remains of the home.
Howland Fire Chief James Pantalone tells 21 News that Bazetta Township and Weathersfield Township fire departments assisted at the scene along with the Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Trumbull County EMA, Howland Public Works, Howland Police and Ohio State Fire Marshals.
We're told that there are no reported injuries at this time.
At this point, it is too early to determine what cause the fire or whether or not it was intentionally set, but Howland Fire Chief James Pantalone says he's not ruling out the possibility of burglary related to theft of installed utility services or appliances.