A natural gas leak is the suspected source of an October 2 house explosion in Alma, NY that left one person dead, according to local authorities. Emergency responders were called to the scene on County Route 18 around 12:15 p.m. When they arrived the house was fully engulfed in flames. Killed in the blast was Dan Michael Church, 71, who was home alone at the time.

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With a population of about 850 residents, Alma is located near the Pennsylvania border, about a 2-hour drive southeast of Buffalo.

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This post was updated October 5, 2021 to include new information.