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Ohio Town Evacuated After Gas Line Bursts

Fires spread through Fairport Harbor; no injuries reported
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jan 24, 2011 12:12 PM CST

(Newser) – An Ohio town was ordered to evacuate today after pressure buildup caused a gas line explosion, igniting at least a dozen fires, the AP reports. Most were put out by late morning, and the remaining two were under control; no injuries have been reported. The evacuation order was ultimately ditched as authorities told the 3,000 residents of Fairport Harbor to instead turn off their gas lines and stay inside.
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