Louisville, KY – A man suffered third-degree burns in an explosion in a

south Louisville house, and investigators were trying to determine what led

to the blast.

The man, who wasn’t immediately identified, was taken to University of

Louisville Hospital after getting out of the house on his own and was

expected to survive, Buechel Station Fire Chief Jonathon Youdis said.

Firefighters were called to the explosion at 4:25 p.m. EST, and the fire was

out about 2 1/2 hours later, Youdis said. Debris was thrown more than 100

feet by the explosion.

“There isn’t a brick left on this house,” he said.

The explosion was caused by natural gas, Youdis said. Fire investigators

were trying to find out how the gas ignited, but finding the exact cause

could take a couple of days, the chief said. He said there was no immediate

indication that the explosion was caused intentionally.