Marshall Co. homeowner says nearby blasts felt like earthquakes - WSMV Channel 4

Marshall Co. homeowner says nearby blasts felt like earthquakes

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LEWISBURG, TN (WSMV) -

Some Marshall County homeowners are outraged over a series of explosions that have caused thousands of dollars worth of property damage.

So far, no one's being held responsible for the blasts, which happened in mid-December.

Mary Heithcock has no trouble remembering what caused the damage to her home on Dec. 14.

"I had pictures falling off the wall, breaking. My light fixtures started coming loose from the ceiling. My floor started cracking. I thought we were having an earthquake," Heithcock said.

Then, four days later, she was making lunch when the shaking started again.

"Stuff was falling. I didn't know what to do," Heithcock said.

She wasn't feeling an earthquake. Police said the first explosion was from a car that was intentionally blown up for a monster truck commercial.

"If I had done something to someone else's property, I would be responsible to fix it. And nobody's wanting to do that," Heithcock said.

The second blast that shook Heithcock's house to its foundation came from a rock quarry called Marshall County Stone.

"You don't know who to call. They just pass the buck, pass it to this one, pass it to that one. We get nowhere. We're running in circles," said homeowner Terry Heithcock.

The Heithcocks' insurance company may pick up the tab, but they say that's not good enough because none of this was their fault.

"It's just not right. They're large companies, and I'm a small fish. But still they should uphold their responsibility to the public when they do this," Mary Heithcock said.

A representative for Marshall County Stone confirmed the company set off some explosives on Dec. 18, but given the proximity of the Heithcocks' home, they're not convinced it could have caused this kind of damage.

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