Investigation in Attica explosion wraps up

Viewer submitted image of the explosion in Attica. (Report!t Photo)
Viewer submitted image of the explosion in Attica. (Report!t Photo)

ATTICA, Ind. (WLFI) – The Attica Fire Department has wrapped up its investigation into what caused a building to explode back in February.

Attica Fire Chief Ed O’Farrell said there was a leak in an exterior main gas line. He said gas was able to seep through the ground and enter the building through the basement.

Firefighters believe the explosion occurred after the furnace inside the building kicked on. O’Farrell says the building was dormant at the time and has since been torn down.

There were no injuries in that explosion. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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