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2 hurt, 1 a firefighter, after house exploded in Madison; 8 families displaced

MADISON — Eight families are displaced after a home explosion in Madison. The Madison Fire chief told WMTV it will be at least Thursday before they can return to their homes. 

According to the Madison Fire Department, crews were called to the intersection of S. High Point Road and Stratton Way just before 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 13th for a report of a house explosion. Fire crews were able to knock down the fire just after 2:30 p.m.

Chief Davis of the Madison Fire Department said one nearby home was damaged.

Officials were able to make contact with the homeowner, but do not know if anyone was inside at the time. A pet was found in the neighborhood, but it is unclear if it belonged to the homeowners.

Authorities said this incident is being treated as a criminal investigation.

One person and one firefighter were injured. Chief Davis said one person was taken to the hospital with injuries not believed to be life-threatening. The firefighter was treated at the scene.

They are asking people to avoid the area.

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