1 killed in Hill County house explosion

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Several fire departments responded to a deadly house explosion in Hill County Wednesday morning.

The home was in the 1200 block of County Road 934 in Osceola, which is about 60 miles south of the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Investigator Jeff Winningham with the Hill County Sheriff’s Office said it was completely destroyed by an explosion around 4:30 a.m.  A passing motorist actually called 911 to report hearing a rumbling in the distance and then seeing the debris field.

Firefighters who responded to the home found the body of a 94-year-old man inside. He lived there alone, Winningham said.

The investigation is still ongoing but officials suspect a propane leak in the house may have caused the blast.

The victim's name has not yet been released.