- Associated Press - Monday, February 8, 2016

WOODBRIDGE, Va. (AP) - Fire crews say a gas leak lead to an explosion at a home in Woodbridge.

The Occoquan-Woodbridge-Lorton Volunteer Fire Department says firefighters were called to the home around 3 p.m. Sunday for a report of an outside gas leak.

Firefighters say when they arrived, they found high levels of gas inside the home. As they left the home, an explosion blew out the home’s windows and a fireball ripped through the basement.

Nearby neighbors were evacuated from their homes as crews checked for gas leaks.

No injuries were reported. The cause of the gas leak is not known at this time



Fire Chief Jim McAllister encourages residents to call 911 if they smell gas in their homes. McAllister says serious injury and even death can occur in a gas-related incident.

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