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Woman, Five Children Hurt in Dallas House Explosion

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Staff Report
The Associated Press

DALLAS (AP) - A gas leak is suspected as the cause of a house explosion in Dallas that injured a woman and her five children.

Neighbors reported smelling gas in the hours before the explosion early Tuesday. The single-story home was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived. The residence was destroyed with only the charred frame of the structure still upright.

Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman Joel Lavender told The Dallas Morning News the woman and her children were taken to a hospital with burns. Her injuries appeared to be the most severe.

Neighbors say they heard a loud boom and rushed outside to find the home already in flames.

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