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Explosion likely destroys Springfield home

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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WSHM) -

A family of three and their dog are safe Saturday night after an explosion likely destroyed their home.

The incident happened at a home on Rhinebeck Avenue shortly after 7 a.m. on Saturday. 

Dennis Leger, executive aide to Fire Commissioner Joseph Conant, told CBS 3 it appears that there was an over-pressurization of the boiler.

That build-up of pressure caused an explosion in the basement.

While the house looks OK on the outside, Leger said the inside is a mess.

He said floors and walls have buckled.

Experts will be in on Monday to determine what caused the pressure to build up.

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