House explodes in Pocatello; no one hurt

Posted at 1:12 PM, Sep 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-11 17:00:50-04

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) -- Authorities are investigating after a house off North Main Street in Pocatello exploded with no one inside.

The Idaho State Journal reports that the blast Saturday night was strong enough to damage a van parked in a nearby alley. No injuries were reported.

Fire officials said early Sunday they did not know what caused the explosion. There were no natural gas lines connected to the house.

Residents several blocks away confirmed hearing the blast. The fire left the wood-framed home gutted.