Family home & business destroyed in Rusk County explosion

Rusk County (WQOW) – Reich’s Roadhouse in Sheldon is destroyed after an overnight explosion.

The Sheldon fire chief told News 18 the explosion happened around 2:45 a.m. Tuesday.

The owners, Nick and Joey Reich, and their two young children (ages 3 and 8), lived above the restaurant. Nick told News 18 the explosion was so forceful, he was thrown across the room. 

Everyone was able to escape, with only Nick receiving injuries – minor burns to his hands and face.

The cause of the explosion remains under investigation. The couple owned the business for 12 years. 

A GoFundMe has been set up for the Reichs. Click here to visit the page, or make a donation.

Donations are also being accepted at the Corner Store in Sheldon.

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