Home leveled in explosion near Moundridge

MOUNDRIDGE, Kan. (KSNW) – A home near Moundridge is a total loss after it was leveled in an explosion Tuesday morning. It happened around 10:45 a.m. Tuesday at 1625 Buckskin Road.

When crews arrived, they found the home engulfed in fire. There were no injuries. Kim Krehbiel was living at the home and was not there when the explosion occurred.

Krehbiel said he and his dog left home to run some errands and returned to a pile of rubble. He’s lived in the house for 20 years.

“Disbelief,” said Krehbiel.  “I couldn’t believe that this happened.  I mean, it just blew up and I’m out a home.”

Investigators determined the cause was accidental due to propane and damage to the home was $180,000.

He said he lost is previous home in the Hesston tornado in 1990.

Crews from across McPherson County were called in to assist at the scene of the explosion.

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