UPDATE: Gas line causes explosion at Springville apartment

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UPDATE; TUESDAY 11/09/21 6:14 p.m.

SPRINGVILLE, Utah (ABC4) – Officials say an apartment explosion that turned into a fire at an apartment in Springville early Tuesday afternoon stemmed from a nearby gas line.

Workers had been working on a gas line by an apartment near 400 South Main and State Street for the past couple of days and officials say, when the workers turned the gas line on inside one of the apartments the explosion happened.

The explosion started in one apartment and then spread to a few others.

Officials say 800 to 400 S has since been reopened after being closed earlier Tuesday afternoon.

Investigators are still working to determine the exact cause of the explosion.

The Red Cross is currently on scene assisting people who lost their homes and need a place to stay for the night.

ORIGINAL STORY: Explosion reported at Springville apartment, multiple agencies responding

TUESDAY 11/09/21 1:14 p.m.

SPRINGVILLE, Utah (ABC4) – Multiple agencies are responding to a reported apartment explosion in Springville.

Dispatch has confirmed to ABC4 that a gas explosion was reported at an apartment near 400 South Main and State Street.

Authorities have closed down the roadways in the area as they respond to the incident. Dominion Energy is also on scene.

The Utah Department of Transportation’s traffic cameras show authorities on scene parked in front of the Walgreens on State Street. Provo Fire and Rescue say traffic will be shut down until further notice between 400 South and 800 South on Main Street.

Springville City shared the below photos of what appears to be a building on fire.

Details are limited at this time. ABC4 has a crew en route to gather additional information and will update this story when possible.

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