4 homes deemed uninhabitable after deadly East Cleveland house explosion

  • Source: WKYC-TV NBC 3 Cleveland
  • Published: 06/11/2018 06:04 AM

Several homes have been deemed uninhabitable following a deadly explosion that rocked the 1000 block of E. 125th Street on Sunday afternoon. One woman was killed in the explosion and a 51-year-old man, identified as Craig Martin Kelly, suffered severe burns. He remains in critical condition at MetroHealth Medical Center. The woman's identity has not been released. No residents were living in the home, which was sold last month, at the time of the explosion. Authorities are working to determine why Kelly and the woman were in the house. The explosion's fire traveled to four neighboring homes, including an apartment. Four homes in the 1000 block of E. 125th Street have been deemed uninhabitable due to structural integrity. A fifth home is currently being inspected. East Cleveland Police Chief Michael Cardilli said about eight people have been displaced.


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