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Published March 17, 2011, 12:00 AM

GALLERY: Minneapolis Gas Fire


Gas company workers inspect the crater left following a gas line explosion in Thursday, March 17, 2011 in south Minneapolis. There were no reports of injuries in the blast which occurred in the street in front of a grocery store. (AP Photo)

  • Gas company workers inspect the crater left following a gas line explosion in Thursday, March 17, 2011 in south Minneapolis. There were no reports of injuries in the blast which occurred in the street in front of a grocery store. (AP Photo)
  • Traffic on I-35W southbound is diverted to the Diamond Lake Road exit following the explosion of a natural gas line in south Minneapolis Thursday, March 17, 2011. The blast around 8:45 a.m. shot flames high into the sky and left a large hole in the road in front of a Cub Foods supermarket near the interchange of Interstate 35W and Highway 62. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Kyndell Harkness)
  • Kevin Sota holds his son Kenzie, 18 months, while a natural gas line burns after an explosion near their apartment building in south Minneapolis Thursday, March 17, 2011. The explosion sent flames shooting high into the sky and forced authorities to close a busy freeway nearby. Assistant Fire Chief Cherie Penn told reporters the gas has been shut off, and that there were no known injuries. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, David Joles)
  • Police officers close off the area near the place where a natural gas line exploded in south Minneapolis Thursday, March 17, 2011. Assistant Fire Chief Cherie Penn told reporters the gas has been shut off, and that there were no known injuries. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, David Joles)