Suspicious explosion rocks Butler area

A damaged car at the scene of the suspicious fire Friday morning. The source of an explosion at the site has not been determined.

Photo by JC Amberlyn.

A damaged car at the scene of the suspicious fire Friday morning. The source of an explosion at the site has not been determined.

KINGMAN – Authorities are sifting through debris and mixed stories behind the cause of a shed explosion early Friday morning in the Butler area.

According to Northern Arizona Consolidated Fire District Battalion Chief Jason Scott, crews responded to the report of a structure fire at 5:36 a.m. in the 3100 block of East Butler Avenue. When they arrived, there were several fires throughout the yard, in an adjacent side yard and in a vacant lot across the street.

Once the fire was out, crews determined there was an explosion in a shed on the property. No homes were damaged, however a car was moderately damaged. NACFD also called in Kingman Fire Department, Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, Unisource and AMR.

No injuries were reported. Current damage is estimated at $1,500. Cause of the fire is suspicious and under investigation. Scott said residents were uncooperative with varying stories and there were no witnesses.

If anyone has information, they’re asked to contact NACFD at 928-757-3151 or MCSO at 928-753-0753.

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JohnHarden 1 week, 5 days ago

Let's see if I have this correct...An explosion in a SHED in the BUTLER AREA, and we're not quite sure what happened! Yeah, that's a tough one! I'm sure it wouldn't have anything to do with drugs or a possible meth lab, would it? Nah, it couldn't be!

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powerzap69 1 week, 5 days ago

By the sound of the explosion I'll put money on they were charging batteries in the shed leaking hydrogen from the batteries until it found an ignition source.

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ThaiMaiShu 1 week, 4 days ago

Uncooperative neighbors? Say it aint so. My neighbors know more about my business than I do.

2 guesses, drug lab, or drug lab.

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Gunguy45 1 week, 3 days ago

TMS, I'll guess the third option...drug lab.

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R 1 week, 3 days ago

Too bad the explosion didn't level Butler and Birdland, it would resolve much of the issues in this region.

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