No injuries in house explosion in North City - KMOV.com

No injuries in house explosion in North City

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ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – The St. Louis Fire Department and Laclede Gas officials responded to an explosion in north St. Louis.

According to fire officials, a vacant building in the 8600 block of Oriole exploded around 8:40 a.m.

Skyzoom4 was over the area shortly after the explosion occurred and saw one building leveled. There was also debris from the home on neighboring roofs. 

Fire officials said crews are currently going door-to-door to talk to people and double check that gas is shut off. Investigators are also looking to see if thieves may have broken into the house to steal pipes, leading to a gas build-up.

No injuries were reported. Other homes on the street were evacuated as a precaution.

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