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No injuries in Flora house explosion

The house is located on Highway 22 in Flora. The house is located on Highway 22 in Flora.
FLORA, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Madison County authorities say a house that exploded and burned down Friday evening in Flora was vacant and up for sale.

The house is located on Highway 22. Officials say there was an explosion and gas leak, but the cause remains under investigation.

Multiple crews from Atmos Energy were being called to the scene to turn off the gas to the house.

Highway 22 is expected to be closed until after 8 p.m.

A witness who lives next door to the house said the explosion shook his house. He said he saw a large plume of black smoke and flames shooting at least 20 feet into the air.

There were no injuries.

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