No cause yet for apartment explosion, some residents allowed to return soon

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INDIANAPOLIS (May 16, 2014) – Investigators still don’t have a cause for Thursday night’s explosion at Pangea Riverside Apartments on the northwest side.

In an update provided Friday morning, officials from the Indianapolis Fire Department said apartment managers have secured the premises and taken control of the site. Investigators from IFD and the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department have been unable to get inside the building due to compromised structural integrity.

Utilities to the building remain shut off and four units sustained considerable damage. One other unit is in the area of the collapse and remains closed. The closure affects 12 residents in those units. Other residents will be able to return once utilities are reconnected.

IFD/IMPD investigators are working with apartment managers as well as utility and insurance companies to figure out what caused the explosion.