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Gas leak explosion destroys Springville apartment building

Posted at 1:19 PM, Nov 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-09 19:21:36-05

SPRINGVILLE, Utah — An explosion rocked a Springville apartment complex Tuesday, sending crews from multiple departments to battle the fire.

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Officials say a gas line was being worked on nearby just after noon when something caused the explosion in the apartment. Flames quickly spread to another apartment unit next door.

"I seen apartments all in flames, exploded and was just in flames the whole thing engulfed in flames," said Shawn Aguilar, who lives in the complex.

A mother and her young daughter who live in the apartment where the explosion occurred, along with a man who lived next door, were not home at the time of the incident. However, the woman's apartment was completely destroyed in the explosion.

Springville Fire 1

Multiple fire trucks and ambulances could be seen outside the apartment complex as windows were shattered near the explosion.

Springville Fire
Springville Fire

No one was reportedly injured during the incident. Residents are still being told to avoid the area.

Springville Fire Map

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