PHOTO GALLERY: Firefighters rescue woman from debris, flames of home

Friday, March 14, 2008 | 4:24 p.m. CDT; updated 11:17 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008
A firefighter calls for assistance on the scene of the house explosion in the East Campus neighborhood.

COLUMBIA — Firefighters were able to rescue Merna Sneed, 84, from amid the rubble and flames after her home exploded in the East Campus neighborhood on Friday. These photos were captured by a neighbor, Jackie Kreigh, and submitted to the Missourian. She captured these within moments of the blast.

If you have information or photos of the explosion, please call the Missourian news desk (573) 882-5720 or e-mail

Firefighters carry Merna Sneed to receive medical attention after she had been trapped under debris by the explosion of the home she shared with her husband.
The firefighter works to rescue Merna Sneed from among the debris and flames.
The firefighter moves quickly among the debris toward the wreckage of the house.

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