Four Dead in House Explosion in Douglas County

Four people have died in a house explosion near Goodhope in Douglas County.

It happened around 9 p.m. Saturday when the home on Highway 442-B that had been undergoing renovations blew up.

The Springfield Bomb Squad and ATF also responded.

The fire marshal said the explosion was a flash, blowing up so quickly it didn’t have a chance to burn the house.

The four victims are believed to be two adults and two sons, but the Douglas County sheriff has not yet released their identities.