- Associated Press - Saturday, June 6, 2015

FLINT, Mich. (AP) - Authorities say a gas leak has been fixed that sparked a large fire, injured two men and closed stretches of a road and freeway in Flint.

Consumers Energy spokesman Brian Wheeler said that a worker struck an underground gas pipe late Saturday morning while working on a bridge reconstruction project at Interstate 69 and Dort Highway. The leaking gas caused an explosion and fire that burned for a couple hours.

City officials say the two motorists suffered burns during the blast. They were taken to a nearby hospital with noncritical injuries.

Wheeler says crews shut off the leaking gas that was fueling the fire about 4:15 p.m., and the fire had been extinguished.

The freeway also reopened in the late afternoon.



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