Late Night Explosion Destroys Home

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An occupant is displaced after the home they resided in exploded after 11 p.m. Thursday at 312 S. 21st St. in Atchison.

Atchison Fire Chief Pat Weishaar said Friday morning there have been no findings yet from the State Fire Mashal’s Office and AFD investigators on the scene. Demolition was ongoing amid the structural and household debris.

Weishaar said firefighters were dispatched to the scene after multiple reports about a house that exploded. The investigation to determine the cause continued Friday.


By the time the firefighters arrived, there were heavy flames from the single-story home at that address.