COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. (AP) — One man has died in a warehouse explosion in northeastern Indiana.
State Police say the explosion occurred around 9 a.m. in Columbia City, 19 miles west of Fort Wayne.
First responders found the building fully engulfed in flames, preventing the rescue of a man trapped inside.
Police say his body was recovered around 2:30 p.m. after the fire was extinguished.
The cause of the explosion and fire was believed to be related to a natural gas leak, but the State Fire Marshal’s Office will investigate to determine the cause and manner of the explosion.