Tue Jul 26 03:30:02 PDT 2016
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Major explosion, fire destroys business and damages home in Headland injuring one
Ken Curtis

A major fire engulfed three buildings in Headland early Thursday following an explosion that was heard miles away. A home and businesses were destroyed or heavily damaged and one person injured in the fire that occurred near the intersection of Roberts and West Church Streets. “We thought a car had struck our home,” said Headland Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Rhonda Harrison who lives nearby. Longtime law enforcement officer Keith Cauthen said he was outside his Midland City home---about 10 miles away----and heard the blast. The injured man was taken to a Dothan hospital. While his condition is not known at this time, those at the scene said he was conscious though suffering from burns. In addition to the home, Junktiques—an antique shop—was also destroyed.

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