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3:56 PM, Jul 13, 2012   |    comments
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A gas leak fireball shot 30 to 40 feet into the air in north St. Louis.

St. Louis, MO (KSDK) - A gas leak that caused a massive fireball at St. Luke's Plaza Apartments has been closed off and service has been restored to the area, Laclede Gas said Friday.

Crews with Laclede Gas spent the morning clearing debris and wreckage leftover after a gas leak fireball sent flames 40 feet in the air on Thursday.

Crews continued their work at the intersection of Delmar at Enright and Clara. They began removing a charred out backhoe and other equipment from the scene on Friday morning.

Laclede Gas said their crews dug down to a main line where multiple gas lines intersect, but something caused a line to collapse and spring a larger leak, which set off the explosion.

People in the St. Luke's Plaza Apartments were evacuated as a precaution, but no one was injured.

Residents are still questioning how long the leak was happening before it was investigated.

PHOTOS - Fireball shoots in air after gas leak

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