Gas explosion at apartment complex leaves several without homes

Gas explosion at apartment complex (Nick Stack)
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Updated: 1/05/2014 4:08 pm

(KRNV & RENO, Nev. A small gas explosion from a furnace possibly shot through the C block of an apartment complex off of Idlewild Dr. according to the Reno Fire Department.

Reno fire crews responded to the call at around 10 a.m. this morning.

Reno fire says the eight apartments that make up the C block are severely damaged and unlivable until they can be repaired.

Three people were in the apartment at the time of the explosion but were far enough away to avoid injury.

Eight families and their pets have been displaced by the fire.

The Red Cross of Northern Nevada says four of the families are now staying at relatives homes, but the other four will need emergency housing, clothing, and food tonight, and in the coming days.

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