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Investigators: Leaking Gas Valve Caused South Side Home Explosion

Sam Hendren
The home on Lock Ave. was completely destroyed in the Tuesday explosion.

Investigators have pinpointed the cause of an explosion that destroyed a south Columbus home this week.

Investigators say the defective installation of a gas shut-off valve for a stove was at fault for Tuesday's explosion on Lock Avenue. Fire investigators say the incident was accidental.

Investigators say the leak occurred after a 69-year-old man disconnected the stove and changed the gas shut-off valve.

Morris and his 3-year-old great-granddaughter were treated at hospitals for burns and are expected to recover.