Update posted at 9:56 a.m.:
(Hidden Valley, Ind.) - Firefighters say an explosion at a home rocked the Hidden Valley community Thursday afternoon.
Greendale Fire Chief Shannon Craig says a mother and her six-year-old son were in the home at 19323 Apline Drive when an explosion occurred at about 4:45 p.m.
The mother suffered second degree burns on much of her body, said Craig. A neighbor witnessed the explosion and ran to the home to successfully save the child.
The mother was taken to Dearborn County Hospital for treatment. The child's condition is not known.
The home, now a total loss, was consumed by flames when the first firefighters arrived, Craig said.
A cause of the explosion which caused the fire remains under investigation by the Dearborn County Fire Investigation Team, Dearborn County Special Crimes Unit, and the Dearborn County Sheriff's Department. Investigators plan to be back at the scene this afternoon to investigate further before releasing a cause.
Firefighters were on scene Thursday until about 9:45. Greendale Fire Department was assisted by fire departments and EMS from Greendale, Lawrenceburg, and Bright.
Original story posted at 8:41 a.m.:
(Hidden Valley, Ind.) - A home in Hidden Valley was destroyed by fire Thursday afternoon.
The fire was reported around 4:45 p.m. at 19323 Alpine Drive, near the entrance to Hidden Valley.
It is unclear if anybody was hurt.
Firefighters shut down Alpine Road as the fire raged. Motorists trying to head home were rerouted.
Greendale Fire Department is investigating a cause of the blaze.