House explodes in Brentwood, baby boy killed, 14 injured

Rah-Quan Palmer was killed in a Brentwood house

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Rah-Quan Palmer was killed in a Brentwood house explosion. (Aug. 14, 2012) (Credit: Chris Ware ; Handout)

An 18-month-old boy was killed and 14 people were injured Tuesday after an explosion that leveled a Brentwood home, reducing it to a pile of wooden planks and flinging debris through the neighborhood.

Brentwood fire inspector Robert Kuehn said Suffolk's arson squad is investigating whether the explosion was "gas-related."

Kuehn and a spokeswoman for National Grid said the house, 12...

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