At least 19 injured in Kansas City gas explosion

Posted at 7:20 PM, Feb 19, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-19 21:20:19-05

(CNN) — At least 19 people were injured when a gas line in Kansas City, Missouri, exploded and ignited a three-alarm fire, officials said Tuesday night.

“There was significant damage, and there are initial reports of injuries,” said James Garrett, a spokesman for the Kansas City Fire Department. He said there were no fatalities at the scene.

Officials at three hospitals indicated at least 19 people were hospitalized, including seven in critical condition and two in serious condition.

The cause of the explosion had yet to be determined, a spokeswoman for Kansas City police said.

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By CNN Staff
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