Multiple agencies are expected to be involved in the investigation of a deadly Kettering house explosion early Tuesday, and the work could take months, one investigator said.
A 58-year-old woman, Darlene Baumgardner, died as a result of injuries sustained in the incident on North Claridge Drive. Massive flames shot into the sky as first responders arrived. Baumgardner was found in a neighbor’s yard.
Scott Bennett was hired by a law firm to investigate the explosion and was on the scene Wednesday. He is a former Dayton fire investigator and president of the International Association of Arson Investigators.
Many parties will seek their own review of the incident, including the victim’s family, insurance and utility companies. That work will take several months to finish, he said.