Ring video captures deadly Murrieta house explosion as it happened

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Sunday, July 21, 2019
Ring video captures deadly Murrieta explosion
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Monday's enormous blast in Murrieta was captured on a neighbor's Ring camera.

MURRIETA, Calif. (KABC) -- New video shows the deadly explosion of a home in Murrieta as it happened.

Monday's enormous blast was captured on a neighbor's Ring camera.

Investigators say a construction crew working on the home hit a natural gas line, causing a leak.

Authorities were first called to the home in the 23500 block of Wooden Horse Trail just before 11 a.m. on a report of a gas line rupture. Firefighters responded and Southern California Gas Company was on the scene by 11:23 a.m., fire officials said. The explosion was reported at 12:10 p.m.

A crew from SoCalGas was trying to shut off the gas when the explosion happened, leveling the home and killing 31-year-old SoCalGas employee Wade Kilpatrick.

Fifteen others were injured in the blast.

Neighbors said the home was recently sold, and the new owners were doing some renovations.