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Firefighters respond to 'explosion' report at vacant Bloomingdale home

July 15th, 2011 10:19 am by Rain Smith

KINGSPORT — Firefighters responded to a 911 call reporting an "explosion" in Bloomingdale early Friday morning, finding heavy fire and smoke pouring from a structure.
According to Bloomingdale Volunteer Fire Department Lt. Joshua Chastain, the call came in at approximately 5:30 a.m. Crews responded to Pinehurst Drive to find an unoccupied home ablaze.
Chastain said the alleged explosion could not be confirmed, with an investigation into the fire's cause continuing.

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