Calumet County blast shattered windows of nearby homes

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CALUMET COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) - Two people were hurt after a home exploded in Calumet County Wednesday morning.

The explosion happened about 8 a.m. on Fire Lane 12 in Harrison.

The blast was so powerful it shattered windows in nearby homes. Debris litters the street.

Click here to see the aftermath of the explosion.

The owner was not home at the time of the explosion, according to Lt. Mark Wiegert of the Calumet County Sheriff's Office. Two females in nearby homes suffered minor injuries and were taken to a Green Bay hospital for treatment.

Several neighbors were evacuated to the Village Hall. Officials have shut off the gas to the block.

All people are accounted for and there are no fatalities.

Some neighbors said the scene looked like a war zone.

"At first I didn't know what was happening, felt like an earthquake, massive explosion, and you could just feel the shock wave and the house was moving so much I thought the whole thing was coming down," says neighbor Chad Weber.

The home that exploded is considered a loss. Some adjacent homes sustained structural damage.

The cause of the explosion remains under investigation. Officials do not believe the cause is criminal in nature.

Some witnesses believe it was caused by a gas leak, but investigators are still looking into that.

Gray TV affiliate WBAY has received several calls and reports from people who heard the explosion in Appleton, Darboy, Wrightstown, Kaukauna and Hilbert.

One caller said her home shook. Others reported hearing a boom.

"Shook our house in Kaukauna. Thought it was a sonic boom," said WBAY Facebook fan Craig Barker.

Fire Lane 12 is located east of the North Shore Golf Club.