BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. — The Blue Springs Police Department is investigating a house explosion in Blue Springs, Missouri Friday that has left three people seriously injured.
The incident was reported just before 2 p.m. in the area of E. Pink Hill Road and NE Jellison Road.
Police say three people were hurt, two possibly in critical condition.
Neighbors tell FOX4 the couple who lives in the home are older, around retirement age.
The Central Jackson County Fire Protection District is also helping with the investigation and the State Fire Marshal and OSHA have been called to assist.
As of 3:30 p.m., Central Jackson County Fire Assistant Chief Chip Portz tells FOX4 the fire is no longer active but they will remain on scene for several house.
The house looks to be a total loss and right now it’s unclear if investigators will even be able to get inside.
The sound heard around the neighborhood with people recalling the moment it happened.
“I thought something hit our house or something,” neighbor Eric Zipsie said.
“I was taking a nap and the explosion woke me up,” another neighbor John White said. “One of the workers came out, and I said, ‘are you OK?’ He said, ‘No, I’m burned.'”
The cause of the explosion is unknown at this time. As for where the blast occurred, investigators say it happened somewhere inside the home.
“We want to determine the cause of this, and the biggest challenge is going to be actually getting to where the possible explosion occurred,” Keegan Hughes, with the Blue Springs Police Department said. “It doesn’t look safe, it doesn’t look like we can possible enter safely, and it’s going to hinder it.”
Crime scene tape remains up Friday night as investigators continue to work the scene.
Three people are recovering with one of those victims said to have life-threatening injuries.
This is a developing story. FOX4 has a crew on scene and will continue to bring you updates as new information becomes available both on air and online.