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Citizens Energy Rules Out Gas Leaks In Blast

11/13/2012


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Indianapolis Homeland Security head Gary Coons says they now believe natural gas may be to blame for that house explosion on the city's Southside.  Coons says they're currently in the process of recovering the appliances from destroyed homes to help determine the cause.

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This comes after the National Transportation Safety Board pulled investigators from the explosion scene. They say they found no gas leaks. Citizens Energy Spokesperson Sarah Holsapple also confirms that Citizens Energy Group found no leaks in the gas main or individual gas lines that feed homes in the area where the blast occurred. Holsapple says it'll be up to the investigators on the scene to determine what caused the blast.

She says the finding should come as comfort to residents that gas lines in the area are safe. The explosion killed two and wounded several others and did about $3.6 million in damage to homes. The Indianapolis Fire Department Spokesperson Rita Burris says IFD will continue to move forward with its own probe.

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» NTSB Probing South Side Gas Lines (11-12-12)
» Company Where Explosion Victim Worked Issues Statement (11-12-12)
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» Couple Feels Fortunate to Escape South Side Explosion (11-11-12)
» Damage from South Side Explosion Estimated at $3.6 Million (11-11-12)
» Explosion Kills Two in South Side Neighborhood (11-11-12)

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