From the Henry County Fire Department: Sunday at about 2:45 a.m., units responded to 408 Kara Lane in McDonough where there was a report of a house fire from a water heater explosion. Per the incident commander there was no fire on arrival, but there was significant damage to the house indicating a possible explosion. There were no reports of any injuries. The American Red Cross responded to the scene to assist the family of five who have been displaced. For safety concerns of additional further collapse, the residents on either side of the house were also advised to vacate their homes until authorities could stabilize the home and prevent potential structure damage to those homes adjacent to it.
At this time it is undetermined what caused the reported explosion. Investigators will be investigating once the house has been shored and it safe to enter.
More information will be released as it becomes available.
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