Wichita, KS – KAKA-TV – Fire officials confirm two people died in their home in the 14500 block of West 55th street South.

The explosion killed Pat and Janet Clawson, who lived in the home. A natural gas leak caused the blast.

Neighbors heard a loud boom around four a.m. Monday, then saw flames pouring out of the house. The fire could be seen several miles away.

It took crews more than an hour to extinguish the blaze. The explosion levelled the home, and sent debris 30 to 40 feet away.