Explosion caused by natural gas

Tuesday, March 18, 2008 | 4:44 p.m. CDT; updated 5:52 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

COLUMBIA — Last Friday’s explosion of a house in the East Campus neighborhood was caused by natural gas, the Columbia Fire Department said Tuesday. A retired MU professor was killed in the blast and fire that followed; his wife was critically injured.