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A Midwest City family is homeless after a freak accident

midwest city hot water heater blast

MIDWEST CITY, Okla. – A family in Midwest City is looking for a new place to live today, after a bizarre blast inside their home.

The family told police they heard a loud explosion around 9:30 Sunday night at their home on Russel Street, which is near Southeast 15th and Midwest Boulevard.

Investigators say that blast was from the hot water heater, and it sparked a fire inside the home.

Everyone made it out of the home safely, and the fire had burned itself out by the time firefighters arrived.

However, the explosion has made the home unstable and the family had to move out.

The Red Cross is pitching in to help the family.