Body pulled from rubble after home explosion, fire - abc27 WHTM

Body pulled from rubble after home explosion, fire

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An explosion and fire leveled a home in York County Monday night.  Hours later a body was pulled from the rubble.

It happened at 8:45 p.m. at 3091 Sticks Road in Codorus Township.  One neighbor told Abc27 that the ground shook following the blast. 

Crews remained on scene of the two-alarm blaze for at least six hours, struggling to sift through debris. Aside from ash and charred wood, the property is now completely void of the one-story home that sat on it.

Initial reports indicated that someone was trapped inside the debris and an excavation crew was called in to help with the search.

The body was recovered around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday.

An autopsy determined the victim died of smoke inhalation and thermal injuries. The death was ruled accidental.

The deputy coroner on the scene could not say if the victim was a man or woman, but did say a female resident is not accounted for.

State police, the coroner's office, and the ATF are on scene investigating the cause of the explosion.


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