One confirmed dead in house explosion

The Van Zandt County Fire Marshal confirmed one person died in an evening explosion on County Road 2430, between Canton and Mabank.

The fire marshal tells us the home exploded around 5P.M. Sunday. An elderly woman was killed in the blast. Authorities say other people did live at the home, but she was the only one there when the explosion happened.

Multiple fire departments were sent to put out the fire at the home, which we're told was built from pieces of other structures. The fire marshal also says that law enforecement officers were familiar with the home.

Right now, the name of the woman killed has not been released, and the cause of the explosion has not been determined.

The fire marshal tells us investigators will be back on the scene first thing Monday morning.

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