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Blast wrecks home just before NY newlyweds move in

NEWSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) – Authorities say a newly renovated home in a rural western New York town was destroyed by an explosion just days before its newlywed owners planned to move in.

The Buffalo News reports ( that the explosion happened early Tuesday morning at Chelsea and Joshua Wagner’s two-story farmhouse in Newstead, 20 miles east of Buffalo.

The force of the blast blew out the back wall and knocked the main section of the home off its foundation. No one was inside at the time.

Officials say foul play isn’t suspected. They’re checking to see whether a propane tank was involved.

Chelsea Wagner says she and her husband had been moving into the home gradually and had thought of staying there Monday night, but decided to put it off until later this week.


Information from: The Buffalo News,

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