He said he lived in that home during the 1970s and ’80s.
Geiger said he’s been following the news reports ever since his daughter, who lives out of state, called him after seeing photos online.
He described the two-story home he recalled.
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“It had a beautiful fireplace, nice living room. Backyard was just beautiful, stone outdoor fireplace,” he said.
Geiger said it’s awful the explosion killed Baumgardner.
“I wish this woman could be brought back. It’s a real shame; it’s a tragedy,” he said.
He recalled the neighborhood as friendly, with neighbors who talked to each other.
“Just devastated at the total destruction of this place ... It’s just devastating to me.”
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