Possible gas leak, home explosion leaves two people injured

West Virginia home explosion blamed on gas leak

CHARLES TOWN, WV — The West Virginia fire marshals office is investigating a home explosion in Charles Town.

Officials said two people were injured in Monday's blast and the house was destroyed.

Emergency services received the call at about 12:45 p.m.

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Officials say two HVAC technicians were working in the home's basement when the blast occurred.

They said explosion appears to have been caused by a gas leak, which eventually contacted an ignition source.

One person was hospitalized locally and the other was airlifted to Washington, D.C. for treatment.