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Gas main explodes along Minnesota highway

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MINNEAPOLIS, Mn. (WKOW) -- A natural gas line explosion shut down traffic along I-35 in south Minneapolis Thursday morning.

Flames were visible from a significant distance away.

Assistant Fire Chief Cherie Penn says people were evacuated from the area, but the evacuations were precautionary.  Penn says the gas was shut off.

The fire began at 9 a.m. in front of a Cub Foods store.

There are no reports as to what caused the fire.

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