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Insurance Doesn’t Have to Pay for Pontoon Beach Home

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PONTOON BEACH, IL. (KMOX) - It was an explosion heard twenty miles away that leveled a house in Pontoon Beach. But three years after Laura William’s home blew up on Emerald Way East, nobody has been charged.

Williams filed an insurance claim after the blast. But last October, a Madison County judge ruled the insurance company,  Madison Mutual, won’t have to pay out a penny.

The company’s Attorney Anthony Martin says a gas line to the hot water heater had been detached.

“Evidence showed it was detached at about the time Ms. Williams left the home the day before the fire and explosion” said Martin.

The FBI was investigating and the U-S attorney says it “can’t confirm or deny the existence of an ongoing investigation.”
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