Natural gas explosion damages Mason City home

MASON CITY — Authorities are continuing their investigation into a house explosion in Mason City Thursday morning.

Firefighters and police were called to 120 Fifth Street Northwest shortly after 8:30 after an individual who called 9-1-1 reported a possible fire or explosion. Authorities believe a natural gas explosion caused significant damage to the home.

Nobody was home at the time of the explosion. The incident remains under investigation.