Two hurt after gas explosion rocks Staten Island home

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DONGAN HILLS, Staten Island (PIX11) – Two people were injured Wednesday night after an explosion inside a Staten Island home, according to the FDNY.

Firefighters were called to the scene around 5:02 p.m. by residents reporting a gas odor.  By the time they arrived, a fire had already started in the basement.

Firefighters evacuated a three-block swath of the Todt Hill neighborhood around Overlook Ave. and Delaware St.

The cause of the explosion is unclear, Nation Grid workers are currently digging in several locations to see if it is a natural gas leak.

Both people suffered minor injuries in the explosion.

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