Explosion Destroys Large Garage In Chouteau
CHOUTEAU, Oklahoma - An explosion destroyed a large garage in Chouteau Wednesday morning.
Mayes County emergency crews, the Pryor Creek Fire Department and Pryor Police are at the scene of the fire which is across from GRDA in the 300 block of Pryor Creek Loop.
Video from Osage SkyNews 6 HD showed the explosion leveled a large garage of home near the Neosho River north of Highway 412. Wreckage of the building is strewn across the property and on top of other buildings.
Authorities say no one was inside the shop, which was about 30 feet by 40 feet in size. They say there were ATVs, tools and a log splitter inside.
A man and two dogs were in the home when the building exploded, but no one was injured. He said he first thought a tree had fallen on the shop.
The homeowner returned to the house after getting a call from a frantic neighbor and learning of the explosion. She said she is shaken up but grateful it wasn't worse.
The cause of the explosion is under investigation.
The Mayes County Sheriff's Office was called in to assist.