Gas Bottles Explode and Destroy a House in Western Australia

By John Smithies, Epoch Times
February 6, 2018 Last Updated: February 6, 2018

A house fire has destroyed a property in western Australia after gas cylinders exploded, police said.

Police posted the video above showing the explosion. They are asking the public for information into the fire, which has been deemed suspicious, according to The West Australian.

The fire started shortly after 2 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 4.

Police evacuated the property’s three residents after they noticed the gas bottles at the home. Shortly afterwards the gas bottles exploded, sending debris over the road.

The fire was extinguished by the fire service a few hours later.

Roebourne police officer-in-charge Senior Sergeant Tom Daly spoke highly of his officers, telling The West Australian, “They observed this and took action straight away and put their own safety on the line to make sure the occupants of the house were out and no one was in the way of the fire.”

Credit: Western Australia Police Force via Storyful