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SUV Hits Gas Meter, Flames Damage House, Vehicle

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) - The Kitsap County sheriff's office says a fast-moving SUV ran through a stop sign, across an intersection and struck a natural gas meter at a Port Orchard,
Wash., home, causing a gas leak that ignited with an explosion.

The east end of the house caught fire Tuesday, as did the SUV. The Kitsap Sun reports that two passing motorists stopped and pulled the 23-year-old driver from the vehicle. The sheriff's
office says he was sent to a hospital but his injuries were not considered life-threatening. No one was in the home at the time. The sheriff's office is investigating.

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