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People scrapping for metal blamed for deadly Ohio home explosion

CLEVELAND (AP) - Investigators say people scrapping for metal likely caused the Ohio home explosion that killed one person and left another critically injured.

Cleveland police say a 50-year-old man sought in connection with the explosion was arrested Tuesday. Another 50-year-old suspect in the scrapping operation is also in custody.

Cleveland.com reports the explosion in East Cleveland Sunday killed 27-year-old Tracey Brooks and injured 51-year-old Craig Kelly.

The East Cleveland Police Department says Brooks, Kelly and the two 50-year-old men were stealing metal from the home and likely caused a natural gas leak. No charges have been filed.

The home was recently sold to a new owner who had planned for $10,000 in renovations.


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