Deadly explosion under investigation at Hanover County home

Hanover County

HANOVER COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — An explosion killed one person on Billingswood Drive in Hanover County this evening.

Hanover County Fire and EMS confirmed with 8News on Monday evening that the incident was an explosion and the Fire Marshalls Office will be investigating.

At this time, the fire department does not believe any suspicious activity led to the explosion. The Hanover Sheriff’s Office said the explosion was likely accidental and not criminal. They said no one else was hurt.

The sheriff’s office predicts the explosion may have come from a burn barrel.

Firefighters responded to the call at 5:08 p.m.

The identity of the person killed is not available at this time.

This is a developing story, stay with 8News as we head to the scene.

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