Police: Explosion in Evansville injures at least 2 – WISH-TV | Indianapolis News | Indiana Weather

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP/WISH) — Emergency crews are responding to an explosion involving at least one house in the southern Indiana city of Evansville.

Mayor Lloyd Winnecke said on Facebook, “With Evansville Fire Department, Evansville Police Department, Evansville / Vanderburgh County Emergency Management Agency, AMR and Building Commission on North Weinbach Avenue. Our first responders and city departments will continue to keep residents in the Willemette Village/Wesselman Park neighborhoods safe and informed.”

The mayor later said on social media, “Just spoke with Knight Township Trustee Kathryn Martin. The Knight Township Trustee’s Office (1116 N Weinbach Ave) will be closed for the foreseeable future due to damage.”

The Evansville school district tweeted: “There has been a house explosion a few blocks from Vogel Elementary. Thankfully, all students and staff are safe. We are working closely with EPD & EFD. Many streets in the area are closed. This may possibly impact/delay bus routes for many schools whose buses run nearby routes.”

The Courier & Press of Evansville reports that Evansville police say at least two people were injured in the explosion that occurred at about 1 p.m. Wednesday, though they cannot say how severe the injuries are.

Evansville Fire Chief Mike Connelly says the explosion had a 100-foot blast radius, but the cause was not known.

Aerial video posted on social media shows damage strewn in a residential neighborhood with numerous police and fire vehicles on the scene.

Evansville is in on the Kentucky border.

(Provided Photo/Evansville Watch)
(Provided Photo/Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke)
(Provided Photo/Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke)
(Provided Photo/Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke)

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