Follow Up: House explosion in Josephine County felt by neighbors in Wonder community

  • Source: KOBI-TV NBC 5 Medford
  • Published: 11/18/2022 12:00 AM

An explosion woke up a lot of people in the small Josephine County community of Wonder Thursday morning. “I was shocked,” Wonder General Store owner Nik Baker said. Neighbors in Wonder, a small community between Grants Pass and Cave Junction, may have felt their homes shake. It was a reported explosion that happened at the 11,000 block of Redwood Highway at around 3 A.M.. Firefighters arrived on the scene as the house was destroyed and on fire. “Neighbors were all explaining that they thought it was an earthquake, they thought someone had driven into their house, some of the neighbors windows blew out,” Rural Metro Fire Division Chief Austin Prince said. “So it was a pretty significant blast to create that type of debris field and cause the injuries the occupants received.” Two adults were critically injured and one juvenile suffered minor injuries.


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