Firefighters work to put out fire after gas line explodes


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Firefighters are working to put out a fire that resulted when a gas line exploded in central Ohio.

Authorities say no injuries were reported in the blast in Columbus on Wednesday afternoon.

City fire Battalion Chief Steve Martin says a company was using a machine to bore beneath the street when it struck a high-pressure gas line.

Workers at a Domino’s pizza restaurant and a nearby clinic fled the two buildings after smelling gas. The Dominos then exploded and a fire broke out.

Crews from Columbia Gas and AEP Ohio were on the scene working to shut off the gas.

Authorities report some evacuations of buildings in the immediate area.

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