Officials provide update in Weinbach Ave. explosion investigation

Officials provide update in Weinbach Ave. explosion investigation
Published: Aug. 17, 2022 at 5:43 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 17, 2022 at 9:14 PM CDT
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - On Wednesday, Evansville fire officials gave an update on the explosion that killed three people on Weinbach Avenue.

It’s been a week since the house explosion happened.

The road is open and the main investigators are no longer on the scene.

Evansville Fire Chief Mike Larson says it’s now in the hands of state fire marshals.

“[It will be] a lot more of the same, a lot more waiting,” Chief Larson said. “Letting the investigators involved do their job, and do the investigating and see what they can come up with.”

He wasn’t able to say what they will be doing with the investigation. However, 14 News spoke with a representative from the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, who says they will be conducting some lab tests with evidence from the scene.

“Some of the laboratory tests might give us some insight into the points of origin or even possible ignition sources,” Director of Public Affairs David Hosick said. “My guess is it’s probably a couple of weeks before those cumulative results are returned.”

He said they have no way of knowing how long the investigation will take.

The representative we spoke with also stressed several times that it’s not uncommon for explosions to remain unsolved.

We will keep you updated when we learn more.

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