Lyn-Lake-area house explodes, partially collapses [PHOTOS] [UPDATES]
|An image of the residence at 3043 Grand Avenue South that was reportedly the site of an explosion this afternoon.|
Emergency vehicles in the Lyn-Lake area can be heard rushing to 3043 Grand Avenue South, where a home reportedly exploded and partially collapsed this afternoon.
Here's what KARE 11's John Croman heard on the police scanner:
Police clips reports that "Multiple FD and EMS units [are] en route. 1st FD Units confirming reports and laying tank line for small amount of fire."
Fire crews arriving at house explosion at 31st & Grand say heavy fire on 3rd Floor, heavy smoke on 2nd floor. Initial report of "collapse"-- John Croman (@JohnCroman) September 17, 2013
More from Croman:
And KSTP provides this bizarre tidbit:
Shot of 31st & Grand fire from KARE Lake Calhoun Tower Cam. pic.twitter.com/1mMO5EsDuJ-- John Croman (@JohnCroman) September 17, 2013
KSTP also reports that the initial police call about the blast came in just before 4 p.m.
A reported fire/explosion occurred at a house on Grand Avenue south in Minneapolis. Witnesses say it smells like plastic.-- KSTP (@KSTP) September 17, 2013
From Fox 9's Tom Lyden:
And another pic from WCCO:
First images of house explosion on Grand. pic.twitter.com/YeJ9qdHuBb-- Tom Lyden (@LydenFOX9) September 17, 2013
From Fox 9's Leah Beno:
Sources within MPLS Fire say it sounds like there was a gas explosion which caused the front porch area to collapse.-- Leah Beno (@LeahBenoFox9) September 17, 2013
Closer shot of blown out home in S. Minneapolis. pic.twitter.com/SRAQwLtibH-- Blake McCoy (@BlakeKARE11) September 17, 2013
The explosion in s. Minneapolis happened at a single family home. Hennepin Co. medical services said at 4:30 p.m. there are no patients.-- KSTP (@KSTP) September 17, 2013
There are no reports of injuries at this time.
Sounds lk gas explosion collapsed front porch, firefighters dousing house. Don't know if anyone was inside. pic.twitter.com/YgiwD3nXF4-- maury glover (@maurygloverFOX9) September 17, 2013
(Click to page two for more updates.)