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Two bodies recovered after reported house explosion in Ontario County

Spectrum News

The Ontario County Sheriff's Office confirms it has removed two bodies from inside a Richmond house that exploded early Tuesday morning. 

That according to Spectrum News which reports the Richmond Volunteer Fire Department was called to the house in the area of US Route 20A near Quayle Road around 4:30 a.m. 

Richmond Fire Department Chief Rick Frost told Spectrum that when he arrived, “it was a fully involved house (fire) with not much of a house standing. It was very dark and I was more on the radio getting more help here, but I can tell you that it didn’t look like a house when I got here.”

There were two cars in the driveway of the house when firefighters arrived, one of which had out-of-state plates. 

Firefighters said the house did have gas lines but the propane tank did not explode.

Randy Gorbman is WXXI's director of news and public affairs. Randy manages the day-to-day operations of WXXI News on radio, television, and online.