- Associated Press - Monday, June 15, 2015

FLORISSANT, Mo. (AP) - An explosion has leveled a home in the St. Louis area and injured two people who were inside.

St. Louis media outlets report the two people managed to escape the home and were transported to a hospital for treatment, while another person inside the home appears to be uninjured. The conditions of the two taken to the hospital are unknown.

Jason Hoevelmann, battalion chief for the Florissant Valley Fire Protection District, says crews responded to a report of an explosion around 2 p.m. Sunday and found a home engulfed in flames. Hoevelmann referred to the explosion as a “pancake explosion” because the top of the home fell straight down on top of itself.

The cause of the explosion is under investigation.

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