Explosion destroys Md. home after family reports gas leak

(PHOTO: Howard Co. Fire)

HOWARD CO. – A Howard County family is now without a home following an explosion that completely destroyed their house over the weekend.

Fire officials say the homeowner reported a gas leak inside the house located in the 15000 block of Bushy Park Road in Woodbine late Friday night.

Shortly after firefighters arrived, officials say there was an explosion.

Two adults, three children and the family dog were out of the home before the explosion and no injuries were reported.

Officials say firefighters were able to control the fire quickly and investigators are working to determine the cause of the explosion.

The family has arranged for accommodations, and property damage is estimated at $300,000.