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Fire Inspectors: Natural gas leak caused explosion

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A house that burst into flames exploded because of a gas leak.

That's the word from fire inspectors.

The explosion happened in the village of Bettsville, on the north end of Seneca County, around 8 a.m. Thursday.

The fire chief there tells 13abc the pipe carrying natural gas to the home somehow cracked, and something inside of the home sparked the explosion.

Neighbors say the house has been vacant for several years, since the former owner died. No one was hurt.

The fire chief adds the insurance company has released the property to its owners so they can decide how to move forward with clean-up.

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