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Former Kirkwood Detective's House Blows Up

Jerry Bay and his wife vacated their Fenton home several days before the explosion Friday morning. Bay retired from the Kirkwood Police Department in 2001.

Investigators are trying to determine what caused a former Kirkwood police detective's Fenton home to explode Friday morning.

Jerry Bay, 70, and his wife, Connie, vacated their home in the 2100 block of Palatine Court that was for sale several days before the explosion. Bay retired as an evidence detective with the in 2001, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

A call to authorities came in at 5 a.m., FOX-2 reports. One man was injured as a result of the incident but is in fair condition after being treated at a hospital, the Post reports

A video report from our partners at FOX-2 accompanies this article, as does a YouTube video posted by a bystander from the scene.

Patch will update you on this story as we learn more.

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