Police continue probe into fire, explosion in Clinton Township

Emlenton volunteer firefighters with the department’s engine and ladder truck were among the many departments to respond to Saturday’s fire at 3996 Route 208 in Clinton Township. Emlenton’s ladder truck (center) was damaged when an explosion occurred after the fire. Three firefighters suffered minor injuries as a result of the explosion.

Franklin state police are continuing their investigation into a house fire and explosion that occurred early Saturday morning on Route 208 in Clinton Township.

Michelle McGee, the community service officer with Franklin state police, said a fire marshal is conducting the investigation into the fire and blast that broke out at about 5 a.m. Saturday at 3996 Route 208.

Kara O’Neil, reporter for The Derrick and The News-Herald, can be reached at karaoneil.thederrick@gmail.com or (814) 677-8369.

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