Kristin Diaz and John-Thomas Kobos look back on the July 12, 2013 explosion that left one dead and injured two others. The story made national headlines. Investigators say a gas line exploded. The blast happened at a home on Holmes and Mcardle. 60-year-old Robert Farley died from his injuries. His 25-year-old roommate, Ryan Conner, was also injured but survived. He made it out safely thanks to three people that rushed to the scene.