Victims in Gas Line Explosion

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An explosion involving a natural gas pipe line and a subsequent fire destroyed a home near 11th Avenue and Fillmore on Thursday morning.

One person was injured and another was pronounced dead at the scene. Fire fighters arrived at a residential neighborhood home located near 11th Avenue and Fillmore witnesses said.

Fire Department spokesman Capt. Jake Van Hook says the fire spread to a second home and the gas leak is still burning at the first house. Witnesses describe a loud boom and some thought it was an airplane crash.

Have your safety examination by contacting Southwest Gas in Phoenix or by visiting City of Phoenix website at

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