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House explosion triggers large fire in Schenectady

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SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say a natural gas explosion has leveled one house and set two others on fire in Schenectady. There are no reports of injuries.

The Daily Gazette of Schenectady reports that occupants of the house were evacuated before the blast at about 3:45 p.m. Wednesday.

The newspaper says flames shot three stories high and the explosion rattled the north end of the city near the Mohawk River.

Firefighters continued to battle the flames in late afternoon and utility crews were called to shut off the gas supply.

Information about the cause of the gas leak and explosion isn't available yet.

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