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House Explosion In New Albany Injuries Six

Last updated on Thursday, November 10, 2011

(NEW ALBANY) - Investigators in New Albany were up early Wednesday sifting through the rubble after a house explosion Tuesday afternoon injured six people.

It happened about 4 p.m. at Woodrow Avenue and Market Street.

Six people were hurt in the blast - including five people who were inside the home and one person outside. Officials say that their injuries were not life-threatening.

The house was heavily damaged by the blast and fire, and crews demolished it within hours because it was structurally unsafe. The demolition equipment was brought in late that night.

Neighbors say crews were performing maintenance on a natural gas line nearby just before the explosion, but authorities didn't immediately confirm if that's what caused the explosion.

New Albany Fire Chief Matt Juliot say it could have been worse. There was a lot of damage. Containing the fire was difficult because the home was so heavily damaged, and it wasn't safe for firefighters to go in.

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