UPDATE - 2:14 p.m.: Eyewitness News reports the Vanderburgh County Coroner confirmed two victims were recovered from the debris.

UPDATE - 11:39 a.m.: Eyewitness News reporter, Mike Pickett has provided an update on the situation, recapping the events of the morning.

UPDATE - 10:47 a.m.: Eyewitness News reports the Coroner is one the scene, however no confirmation of fatalities have been released.

UPDATE - 10:31 a.m.: Eyewitness News has shared video on Twitter of first responders working the scene of the explosion.


An explosion near the intersection of Hercules and Morgan Avenues on Evansville's north side has sent three people to the hospital.

At 8:50 a.m., the Evansville/Vanderburgh Emergency Management Agency sent out the following tweet regarding an explosion in the 1700 block of Hercules Avenue.

Roughly 40 minutes later, Indiana State Police Trooper, Sergeant Todd Ringle tweeted the building in question was a home in the area.

Joe Bird, from our media partner, Eyewitness News, was on the scene providing updates through his Twitter account as well, which included no definitive reasoning behind the explosion at this time.

Evansville Watch is also monitoring the situation through scanner activity, and is asking residents to try and avoid the area if possible.

More on this story as it develops.