Home demolished after chemical explosion
SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. (WSVN) -- Crews have demolished a South Florida home after it was involved in a chemical explosion.
The owner of the house was left with no choice but to demolish the home after investigators found it was the location of a marijuana grow house operation.
The explosion caused the roof to come loose and severely damaged its walls.
Erisbel Herrera and Maylen De Castillo occupied the home that was being operating as a marijuana grow house. They lived in the home which was being rented, with their two children.
The demolition is costing the owner about $25,000. She hopes to recover the money along with the worth of the house. "She has proper insurance," said the homeowner's attorney Daniel Espinosa, "so we should have no problem."
Neighbors are glad to see the home crumble and never imagined that just two weeks ago, they'd see a home in their neighborhood explode, then be demolished. "The house was in very bad condition," said a neighbor. "It was very dangerous for everyone here, the kids, everyone."
The two children who lived in the home were dropped off with family members and were unharmed. The two adults involved are still on the run.
If you have any information on this couple, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward.
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