Home Explosion In Taylor Still Under Review

September 24, 2018

TAYLOR — The search for what caused a borough home to explode nearly a month ago remains pending until investigators get an opportunity to speak with the homeowner, Police Chief Stephen Derenick said. At last check more than a week ago, Derenick said, that homeowner, Brian Ott, 58, was still in a coma at a burn unit outside of Allentown. He was reported to have burns over 85 percent of his body following the Aug. 30 explosion at his home at 308 Union St. Derenick said that investigators will continue to follow up with the hospital to try and eventually speak with him. Derenick declined to discuss potential theories of what caused the house to explode. — JOSEPH KOHUT

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