Posted: Jan 24, 2013 4:42 PM by Associated Press
GAINESVILLE, Texas (AP) - A gas leak is suspected in pre-dawn explosion that severely damaged a North Texas home, prompting evacuations of neighboring houses but injuring no one.
The blast around 4:30 a.m. Thursday shook a neighborhood in Gainesville, a town about 60 miles north of Dallas near the Oklahoma border. City Manager Barry Sullivan said city water crews were repairing a water main when they nicked a gas line.
No one was in the house when the blast happened, but about 30 neighbors were rousted from their homes as a precaution. They were allowed to return to their homes about 2 p.m. Thursday.
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