Woman killed, man severely injured following house explosion in East Cleveland

A woman is dead and a man is severely injured after a home explosion in East Cleveland Sunday afternoon.

The explosion's fire traveled and damaged on four neighboring homes and an apartment. Multiple agencies and first responders shut down the area surrounding the scene.

Officials stated that five to eight additional homes were evacuated as a precaution.

There is no word on when the area will be reopened to those who live in the neighborhood. The east Cleveland Deputy Fire Chief stated that all gas levels appeared to be in normal range before the explosion, but the cause is still under investigation.

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