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      House explosion rocks west Springfield

      SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- An explosion has leveled a house in Springfield and damaged eight others, but authorities say no one was injured.

      The blast occurred at 3:42 p.m. Thursday, reducing the home to a flat pile of debris on the city's west side.

      The cause of the explosion is under investigation, but natural gas was shut off to all homes in the area as a precaution.

      Springfield radio station KTTS reported that residents of the destroyed home were at a restaurant at the time.

      Other homes suffered lighter damage, including broken windows.

      The radio station said the blast could be felt across west Springfield.

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