Natural Gas Explosion, Fire In South Mpls.

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Damage In Cub Foods Parking Lot
The Cub Foods sign was melted by the heat of the fire from a gas main explosion in south Minneapolis.
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Damage In Cub Foods Parking Lot
A car was damaged by the heat of the fire from a gas main explosion in south Minneapolis.
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gas main explosion, fire, minneapolis
Damage In Cub Foods Parking Lot
A car sits scorched following a gas main fire in south Minneapolis.
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Massive Hole After Explosion, Fire
A massive hole is left behind in the street after an explosion and subsequent fire.
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Melted Car Up Close
An up-close shot of a car melted from the explosion and fire in south Minneapolis.
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Massive Hole After Explosion, Fire
A massive hole is left behind in the street after an explosion and subsequent fire.
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Gas Line Explosion
Gas line explosion about 2-3 blocks from Kathy Lewinski's house.
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Interstate 35W Closed During Fire, Explosion (credit: Billy Briggs)
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Melted Cars In The Cub Foods Parking Lot
Cars in the Cub Foods parking lot were charred from the explosion and fire.
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Inspecting Southbound I-35W Bridge
Crews inspect the bridge on southbound I-35W after an explosion and fire nearby.
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Massive Flames After Gas Line Explosion
A natural gas line exploded into massive flames in South Minneapolis Thursday morning at the intersection of Nicollet Avenue and 60th Street.
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Gas Line Explosion
Gas line explosion about 2-3 blocks from Kathy Lewinski's house.
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Massive Flames After Gas Line Explosion
A natural gas line exploded into massive flames in South Minneapolis Thursday morning at the intersection of Nicollet Avenue and 60th Street.
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Cub Foods Hole After FIre, Explosion (credit: CBS)
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Massive Flames After Gas Line Explosion
A natural gas line exploded into massive flames in South Minneapolis Thursday morning at the intersection of Nicollet Avenue and 60th Street.
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Cub Foods Sign After Explosion, Fire (credit: CBS)
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Massive Flames After Gas Line Explosion
A natural gas line exploded into massive flames in South Minneapolis Thursday morning at the intersection of Nicollet Avenue and 60th Street.
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The intersection of Nicollet and 60th in the aftermath of a gas line fire. (credit: CBS)
Large Fire In Minneapolis The intersection of Nicollet and 60th in the aftermath of a gas line fire. (credit: CBS)
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Day Care Evacuated
A nearby day care was evacuated after the explosion and fire.
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The intersection of Nicollet and 60th in the aftermath of a gas line fire. (credit: CBS)
Large Fire In Minneapolis The intersection of Nicollet and 60th in the aftermath of a gas line fire. (credit: CBS)
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Day Care Evacuated
A nearby day care was evacuated after the explosion and fire.
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The intersection of Nicollet and 60th in the aftermath of a gas line fire. (credit: CBS)
Large Fire In Minneapolis The intersection of Nicollet and 60th in the aftermath of a gas line fire. (credit: CBS)
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Melted Cub Foods Sign From Explosion, Fire
The Cub Foods sign was melted from the heat of the explosion.
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Large Gas Explosion In South Mpls.
Photo taken from southbound 35W before it was fully closed.
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Children Evacuated From Nearby School
Students from Windom Open School were evacuated after the explosion and fire.
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Large Fire In Minneapolis (credit: Geoff Mahoney)
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Charred Cars in Cub Foods Parking Lot
Cars in the Cub Foods parking lot were charred from the explosion and fire.
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Large Gas Explosion In South Mpls.
Todd Matzke took this photo from his phone of flames as he was driving by as it happened this morning. This is right at the start of the fire going north on 35W. All lanes were open at this time.
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Charred I-35W Bridge From Explosion, Fire
Parts of the southbound Interstate 35W bridge were charred from the fire. That section of the interstate was closed until crews could inspect the bridge.
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Large Gas Explosion In South Mpls.
Todd Matzke took this photo from his phone of flames as he was driving by as it happened this morning. This is right at the start of the fire going north on 35W. All lanes were open at this time.
(credit: Todd Matzke)
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Melted Cub Foods Sign From Explosion, Fire
The Cub Foods sign was melted from the heat of the explosion.
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Large Gas Explosion In South Mpls.
Photo taken from southbound 35W before it was fully closed.
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Massive Hole After Explosion, Fire
A massive hole is left behind in the street after an explosion and subsequent fire.
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Large Gas Explosion In South Mpls. (credit: Adam Strom)
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Large Gas Explosion In South Mpls. (credit: Robert Stephens)
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Large Gas Explosion In South Mpls. (credit: Robert Stephens)
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Large Fire In Minneapolis (credit: Kris Cegla)
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Large Fire In Minneapolis (credit: Ben Taylor)
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Large Fire In Minneapolis (credit: Aaron Hager)
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Large Fire In Minneapolis (credit: Geoff Mahoney)
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Large Fire In Minneapolis (credit: Geoff Mahoney)
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Large Fire In Minneapolis (credit: Geoff Mahoney)
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Large Fire In Minneapolis (credit: MnDOT)
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Large Fire In Minneapolis (credit: MnDOT)
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Large Fire In Minneapolis (credit: MnDOT)
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Large Fire In Minneapolis (credit: MnDOT)
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Explosion In South Minneapolis (credit: MnDOT)
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Explosion In South Minneapolis (credit: MnDOT)
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Explosion In South Minneapolis (credit: MnDOT)
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Explosion In South Minneapolis (credit: MnDOT)
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One Comment

  1. William Ball says:

    Get the location right, for those who don’t know what happened you’re really off on this; don’t tell people it’s near Diamond Lk Road when it was a full 6 blocks away right off the 60th street exist of 35W!

    1. Gregg McClurg says:

      Hey William, get on the Ball….6 blocks is near!

    2. complainer says:

      In the general scheme of things, the location was great! I knew the general area to avoid – a major interchange is a GREAT way to provide a location.

      I get a feeling, William, you’re never happy.

  2. random says:

    And William….it’s “exit” not “exist”.

  3. TheMan says:

    I agree with William….and 6 blocks in an urban area makes a considerable difference. People 6 blocks away from this event didn’t need to worry, although the media loves to lead people to believe otherwise.

    1. i says:

      Reallly? Nice discussion. ‘complainer’ is worried about avoiding the location. ‘William’ is incensitive to the nature of reporting a breaking story. ‘The Man’ loves blaming the media for whatever ails anything anywhere, apparently.
      Really?

  4. AWSOME person says:

    OMG that was the biggest fire i have ever seen!!!!

  5. msf says:

    KSTP chanel 5 had nothing else to do yesterday other than report on the gas explosion and they continue to report on it today constantly showing the massive hole in the street. Enough already!!

  6. Jo says:

    The explosion from the gas line most likely started from one of the vehicles throwing out his used cigarette. The fumes were probably strong enough to ignite

  7. scott says:

    Really ?! Oh I hope it was my Pall Mall 100…..that woukd be SWEET !!!!!

  8. ZoeyyeoZ says:

    Those flames are HUGE!

  9. dissappointed says:

    ok seriously people. those pics said nothing of it being on diamond lake rd or whatever. if you look the caption of the first pic says the location of the cub that was right next to the explosion. on nicollet and 60th. stop being such a whiney baby…

  10. David Sanders says:

    Funny people still have their brakes on…There is a gear select for Park.

  11. editor says:

    Natural gas explosions like this one are happening with alarming frequency all across the country — San Bruno, Philadelphia, Detroit and Allentown to name a few — and often with far more deadly consequences. Take a look at http://www.naturalgaswatch.org to get a sense of just how often natural gas lines are failing with fatal consequences.

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