Explosion Rocks Cleveland Neighborhood

15 homes damaged; at least 11 persons injured


 
 

| Wednesday, May 12, 2010


CLEVELAND - An explosion felt miles away has destroyed three houses in Cleveland, damaged at least 12 others and injured at least 11 people, none seriously.

Authorities evacuated the street, located in a blue-collar east side neighborhood, to check for leaking natural gas. City and federal authorities are trying to determine the cause of the blast.

Fire department spokesman Larry Gray says the injuries were minor, mostly burns. MetroHealth Medical Center says it received six adults and five children from the scene.

The blast around 8 a.m. demolished an apparently unoccupied home, leaving a hole. Only the chimney was left of one adjacent home, and another had just one wall standing.

People living in suburbs at least 10 miles away reported feeling the explosion.
 



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