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Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 05/02/2011

House explodes in Prince William County

A Prince William County home exploded Monday, injuring one, Prince William fire and rescue officials said.

Fire and rescue officials were called shortly after 8 a.m. to the 19000 block of Wayne Drive in Dumfries.

. Upon arrival, the two-story, single-family home was already damaged and a “heavy gas odor” lingered in the air. A male was taken by medevac to Washington Hospital, fire officials said, noting they did not have his age.

The house was newly remodeled and new residents were on the verge of moving in, fire officials said. The walls of the second floor were blown out and the structure is considered unsafe. The cause of the explosion is still under investigation.

About 30 minutes after the house explosion, fire and rescue officials evacuated an area across the county for a gas leak. Five people from Merrimount Trace in Bristow have left the scene as the gas company conducts an investigation.

By  |  10:34 AM ET, 05/02/2011

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