Updated November 23, 2018 12:13 EST
MINNEAPOLIS – Authorities investigate after a house exploded in St. Petersburg. Paul Friday morning and sent junk that flies over the surrounding area, reports the CBS station WCCO.
A victim was found inside and taken to a nearby hospital. The victim’s condition was not immediately known. Eight adult neighbors have been shifted, some with broken windows.
The event occurred at 8:40 pm on Friday at the crossing of Payne Ave. and Edgerton St. in St. Paul. According to St Paul’s fire department, the explosion resulted in a great deal of damage to surrounding structures.
Firefighters worked to determine the extent of the damage, and they worked with Xcel Energy crews to interrupt a gas pipeline. St. Paul’s fire manager said he believes fire workers save a dog and a cat and they both live.
A nearby restaurant owner, Fred Yarusso, told WCCO that he only went to work when the explosion occurred. He said he thought he was beaten and the explosion was incredibly high.
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