- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 27, 2017

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) - The Latest on a house explosion in Evansville, Indiana (all times local):

3 p.m.

Firefighters have found two bodies in the basement of an Evansville house after it was destroyed by an explosion and fire that injured three others.

Evansville fire Battalion Chief Charles Hertzberger says searchers located the first of the bodies more than four hours after the explosion happened about 8:45 a.m. Tuesday in a neighborhood on the city’s east side. He says the other body was found about 20 minutes later.

The cause of the explosion wasn’t immediately known, although utility crews shut off natural gas to the area.

Hertzberger says an injured child was transferred to Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis while two adults were sent to burn units in Indianapolis or Louisville, Kentucky.

The house erupted in flames after the blast and was left in rubble. Neighboring houses weren’t badly damaged.

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12:10 p.m.

Crews have been searching the rubble of an Evansville house for possibly more victims after an explosion and fire injured at least three people.

Evansville fire Battalion Chief Charles Hertzberger says a child and two adults were taken to hospitals after the explosion happened about 8:45 a.m. Tuesday in a neighborhood on the city’s east side. He says two people were possibly missing, although that hadn’t been confirmed.

The house erupted in flames after the blast, but neighboring houses didn’t appear badly damaged.

Officials didn’t immediately give any details about those injured or how badly they were hurt. The cause of the explosion wasn’t immediately known, although utility crews shut off natural gas to the area.

Nearby residents described the ground and their houses shaking from the explosion.

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