house explosion

A suspected gas explosion claimed the lives of two Henryetta area residents Monday morning on Elm Road north of town.
According to Omulgee County sheriff Eddy Rice, The blast happened at the home of Bobbie Dale Johnson, 75, and his wife, Peggy Lou Johnson, 72,  around 4 a.m. Neighbors who heard the blast said they saw a large fire at the home and called for help. The exlosion was said to have knocked pictures from walls at nearby houses.
Fire departments from Henryetta, Wilson, Dewar and Schulter battled the blaze then the fire Marshall was called in to determine the cause of the fire.
Johnson was a retired city of Henryetta employee.