Forecast more >
An upper level disturbance brought a few isolated showers to our area mid morning, with the rains ending by the afternoon. Mostly cloudy skies will continue with afternoon temps reaching the upper 60's. Partly cloudy skies continue tonight with lows in the middle 50's. Partly to mostly cloudy skies move back in for our Easter weekend, ...
Explosion destroyed a home, forced an evacuation
JASPER - A massive explosion in a neighborhood destroyed one home and forced police to evacuate neighbors.
Investigators say a fire at a vacant home on the corner of College and
Peachtree Streets caused a drag-racing truck that was parked behind the home to explode Friday night.
The house went up in flames.
The explosion also destroyed a neighbor's storage shed and everything inside.
The Jasper police department got nearby residents out of their homes.
Jasper electric workers turned off electricity near the explosion.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
This story comes to us through our partnership with KJAS radio.