“Structure Fire: AshevilleFD on the scene of fire on Pleasant Ridge Drive. Heavy smoke showing. Possibly result of gas leak,” was the report via Twitter at 3:45 p.m. from the Asheville Fire Department.
“House exploded in east Asheville on pleasent ridge drive. roof is on front yard http://twitpic.com/1enegh,” wrote @Isaaclar via Twitter at 4:12 p.m., attaching his photo:
— Photo by Isaaclar. Used with permission.
At the same moment, @2640Interchange tweeted, “Firefighter battles blast felt up to a mile away.”
Moments later, @2640Interchange tweeted, “House on Pleasant Ridge Drive in E. Asheville destroyed – http://twitpic.com/1enf8u,” attaching this photo:
— Photo by Holly Harwood-Edes. Used with permission.
According to an article today in the Asheville Citizen-Times: “Firefighters remain on the scene of the fire, which was reported about 3:30 p.m. No injuries were reported, and arson investigator Buddy Thompson said the house, at 13 Pleasant Ridge Drive, had been vacant for about a month after the death of the owner. Family members were in the process of emptying the house of its contents, but were not at the home at the time of the fire.”
That article is located at http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20100410/NEWS01/100410014
A little later, @Isaaclar sent this photo: