Ohio Gas Explosion, Fires Caused From Built-Up Pressure

FAIRPORT HARBOR, Ohio — Built-up pressure in natural gas lines led to a house explosion in an Ohio town Monday morning, caused a series of fires and prompted a brief evacuation order for the village of about 3,000 people.A dozen or mor…

FAIRPORT HARBOR, Ohio — Built-up pressure in natural gas lines led to a house explosion in an Ohio town Monday morning, caused a series of fires and prompted a brief evacuation order for the village of about 3,000 people.

A dozen or more fires were reported in Fairport Harbor, a tiny harborfront village situated along frozen Lake Erie, about 30 miles northeast of Cleveland. Only two fires were still burning by late morning and were under control, said Tom Talcott, deputy chief of the fire department in nearby Mentor.

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