The damages in the explosion in Calhoun last month caused $6 million worth of damages according to Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John W. Oxendine. Nearly 60 homes were damaged and 8 families were forced out of the subdivision as a result of the gas blast.

The explosion occurred at the home located at 168 Saddle Mount Drive.

Even though Chief Deputy Terry Mills of the Calhoun Fire Department said he thinks the explosion was gas related, Atlanta Gas Light Co. announced that the gas lines leading to the house were not compromised.

A basement excavation is scheduled at the former home of the residence, but that could take several weeks.

Coosa Valley News