An aerial view on Sunday of two homes leveled after an explosion on the Southeastside of Indianapolis. The blast late Saturday night damaged homes and led to the evacuation of residents.
Matt Kryger/The Indianapolis Star from WTHR Chopper 13
(Indianapolis, Ind.) - The woman who lived in the house where a deadly explosion originated in an Indianapolis suburb says she is a victim, too.
Two people were killed and 200 others were displaced by the massive explosion that occurred late Saturday night. More than 30 homes have been deemed uninhabitable there were damaged so badly.
Moncy Shirley says people are blaming her for the explosion that killed two people.
Shirley says she was on a weekend getaway at Hollywood Casino in Lawrenceburg when she heard about the blast, adding she may never go back to the Richmond Hill subdivision.
Meanwhile, investigators looking into Saturday's massive explosion that killed two people and injured several others are now focused on "houses and appliances." A spokesman with the Department of Homeland Security says investigators are in the process of recovering appliances from the destroyed homes.
Citizens Energy Group, the gas utility company, says there were no issues with gas lines in the neighborhood or to individual houses, but that doesn't mean there were none inside the homes.
The National Transportation Safety Board is pulling out of the investigation. Officials say inspectors have found no trouble with underground gas pipes, which fall under the organization's jurisdiction. Two people were killed and 200 others were displaced by the massive explosion.