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Home explosion rocks neighborhood

Americus-- People in the Woodland Avenue neighborhood got a rude awakening Monday morning. Around 6:30 a house at the end of the street exploded.

Three people including a newborn were injured in the blast. "I just heard a big boom, you know," said Michelle Earl.

Michael and Michelle Earl are selling their home to move to Alaska. But Monday morning, investigators say the pressure in their hot water heater caused it to explode.

Michelle Earl, her infant son and her mother Diana Haywood were inside during the blast.

posted by dave.miller@walb.com