- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 2, 2016

HENRIETTA, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say no injuries are being reported at a suburban Rochester home that exploded after the homeowner’s car hit a natural gas line on the house.

Officials say explosion occurred shortly before 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at a home on Buckley Place in the Monroe County town of Henrietta, just south of Rochester.

WHEC-TV reports (bit.ly/1PwJeTW) the sheriff’s office says the 79-year-old homeowner crashed his car into the gas meter. The man heard the sound of gas leaking and got his wife out of the house. Deputies say the couple was at a neighbor’s home to call 911 when the house exploded.

The blast destroyed the two-story home and caused a fire extinguished by firefighters.

A Henrietta fire official says firefighters were on the scene responding to a call about gas fumes in the home when the blast occurred. None were hurt.



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