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Two injured in Affton house explosion and fire

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AFFTON, MO (KTVI)-Two people were injured when a house caught fire early Sunday, possibly after some type of explosion. A father and son were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries and were later released. The mother also went along to the hospital, but she was reportedly uninjured.

The father was reportedly injured when he went back in to try to save the family dog. There is no word on if he was successful.

According to the Affton Fire Department, the fire broke out around 3:40am on Terri Lynn Drive, but exactly what caused the fire is in question. The garage door was blown off the house. It was discovered some fifty feet away.

Because of the debris at the scene, St. Louis County’s Bomb and Arson Squad was called to the scene to investigate. Their presence does not imply that a crime was committed, but that fire crews want to determine the exact cause of the fire.