Minnesota house destroyed in massive explosion — live updates
Updated Nov 23, 2018 12:13 PM EST
MINNEAPOLIS — Authorities are investigating after a house exploded in St. Paul Friday morning, sending debris flying across the surrounding area, CBS station WCCO reports.
One victim was found inside and taken to a nearby hospital. The victim’s condition was not immediately known. Eight adult neighbors have been displaced, some with shattered windows.
The incident occurred at around 8:40 a.m. Friday at the intersection of Payne Ave. and Edgerton St. in St. Paul. According to the St. Paul Fire Department, the explosion resulted in a lot of damage to surrounding structures.
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Fire crews were working to determine the extent of the damage, and they were working with Xcel Energy crews to cut off a gas line. The St. Paul fire chief said he believes fire crews rescued a dog and a cat, and that they’re both alive.
A nearby restaurant owner, Fred Yarusso, told WCCO he was just pulling up to his business when the explosion happened. He said he thought he was hit and that the explosion was unbelievably loud.
This is a developing story and will be updated.
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