7 reported injured in house explosion

By The Associated Press

PORTER — An explosion at a northwest Indiana home has left seven people injured, including a 3-year-old child, authorities said Thursday.

Porter Fire Chief Jay Craig said firefighters found people trapped inside the home and a large fire at the rear of the building. The 3-year-old was trapped inside the home and later freed from the debris.

Craig says during the rescue of the child, a female also trapped was freed. The victims were taken to various hospitals. Details about the victims and the extent of their injuries weren't immediately given by authorities.

Northern Indiana Public Service Company workers went to the scent to shut of gas to the area to allow extinguishing of the fire.

The Indiana State Fire Marshall is assisting local officials in an effort to determine the cause of the explosion.

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