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WESTFIELD – The destruction of a home at 8131 McKinley Road here in a natural gas explosion remained under investigation Monday evening by the Chautauqua County Fire Investigation Team.

Nobody was home when non-odorized natural case that was pumped into the home through an old private gas well exploded at 10:53 a.m. Monday. The Westfield Fire Department handled the fire and called in the fire investigation team to determine the cause, which appeared to be a gas leak in the basement. No estimate of the damage was released by authorities.