CHARLOTTE - Today at about 11 a.m., the Sinclairville Fire Department was sent to a house explosion at 3366 Bernard Road.
When fire crews arrived, they found a fully involved fire. All occupants were able to get out of the house and were taken to area hospitals to be treated for minor injury.
The Chautauqua County Fire Investigation Team later determined the fire and explosion were caused by a natural gas leak inside the basement of the house.
Besides Sinclairville, Cassadaga, Gerry, Fluvanna, Ellery Center, Cherry Creek, and Stockton Fire Departments responded to the scene.
Later in the afternoon, Cassadaga returned to the scene to monitor the situation. The fire was still smoldering and more water was applied to prevent a rekindling of the flames.
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