JEFFERSON, OH (WOIO) - An early morning explosion completely destroyed a home on Black Sea Road in Ashtabula County.
The blast happened around 7AM Thursday morning.
Neighbor Lisa Sutton tells 19 Action News "I woke up to it... It was loud and strong... A kaboom - pictures went flying off the walls glass shattered."
Sutton says what amazed her the most was that the owner of the home walked out of the pile of rubble alive. "His eye looked like it was swollen shut - he looked like he'd been hit by glass or something... he drove his car out and was standing there watching the fire" says Sutton.
Investigators on the scene aren't saying much of anything except that it's hard to believe anyone who was anywhere near this place was alive and that "they are very fortunate."