A Park Hills home that caught fire and burned Monday afternoon rekindled in the middle of the night after an explosion woke neighbors.
Park Hills Fire Captain Brad Weiss said they were called to the 800 block of Tyler Street again at 12:43 a.m. and they had fire trucks on scene within 10 minutes.
“The fire marshal is going back over there just because of the amount of fire that was involved,” said Weiss. “When we got there the entire two-story section of the house was engulfed in flames through the roof. The next-door neighbor on the right, his siding had already started melting and his roof was smoking when we got there.”
Weiss said the neighbor told him he woke from sleep and he heard a loud explosion that rattled his windows.
“He said he walked outside and everything was involved in fire,” said Weiss. “The fire marshal said he would come out during the day to come and look at it because of the damage. I have talked to him once and that is as far as I have gotten with him.”
Weiss said they did strike a second alarm because it was a two-house and other than that everything went well. He added they really didn’t have any major problems.
Park Hills was on scene for four hours and was assisted by Big River, Bismarck, Bonne Terre, Desloge, Farmington, Leadington and Leadwood fire departments.
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