Home destroyed in North Toledo explosion

A home on Huron Street exploded on Thursday.

Toledo fire officials continue to investigate the cause of an explosion that leveled a home in North Toledo on Thursday afternoon.

Columbia Gas spokesman Chris Kozak confirmed to WNWO that a preliminary investigation revealed the explosion was gas-related, but that crews did not find an outside leak that would have triggered the blast. He said they believe something inside the home caused the explosion, and that the investigation is now in the hands of the Toledo Fire Department.

The home, located at 1448 Huron Street, collapsed and the force of the blast sent the front door across the street. Authorities said no one was hurt.

"We just heard a loud explosion, and my windows and everything got knocked out and we just jumped up and ran out the house," said Sonya McCollum, who lives in a neighboring home.

Neighbors told WNWO that the residents who lived in the home moved out only a couple of weeks ago.