Explosion rocks Urbandale neighborhood

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URBANDALE – UPDATE: Police have identified a cause for the duplex explosion. They say it was a weather related collapse, followed by an explosion.

Officers are still on scene putting out hot spots.


An explosion rocked an Urbandale neighborhood late Saturday night.

The explosion occurred at 6501 Urbandale Ave. Five people live there, but police say nobody was home when the explosion occurred.

The cause of the blast has not been identified. Police, Fire Department and Mid-American are on the scene, working to determine the cause.

Witnesses say they heard what sounded like an airplane crashing into the home.

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