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JANESVILLE (KWWL) -

A woman picks up the pieces after her home was destroyed during an explosion this week.

On Monday, a home on Maple Street in Janesville, was blown off its foundation, following a gas leak in the furnace.

The person living in the home says the furnace was 17 years old, and believes it quit working a few days before the explosion.

Melanie said her boyfriend Michael walked outside moments before the explosion, but two of her three dogs were inside.

She said the two dogs only experience a few bumps and scrapes.

Even though the home was insured, she's not sure if they will rebuild.

"That's all up in the air right now. That's way down the road. So, it's just a matter a matter of getting sort of normalcy right now. Because living in a hotel room with three dogs is no fun," Melanie Kammeyer said.

Right now, Melanie said she's trying to find a place to rent that accepts pets.

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