A explosion near a St. James area home damaged several houses on Tuesday, May 29, according to the St. James Fire Protection District (SJFPD).

After being investigated by a long list of agencies, the SJFPD announced the cause of the explosion came from a gas leak inside of a detached garage. According to them, the exact point of ignition is still being investigated. The SJFPD says the explosion was not from a propane tank. 

According to the SJFPD, three house have been listed as totaled. There was also damaged to several other homes and buildings. The total cost estimate of these damages is still being figured.