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Ohio house explosion leaves 1 dead, 1 critically injured

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Ohio house explosion leaves 1 dead, 1 critically injured

Firefighters in the Cleveland area say one person has been killed and another critically injured in a house explosion.

The Cleveland Fire Department reported the explosion early Sunday afternoon damaged several neighboring houses in East Cleveland.

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One woman is confirmed to be dead and one man has been hospitalized with multiple burn-related injuries, according to the East Cleveland Fire Department.

News 5 Cleveland reports that an odor of gas was detected in the neighborhood in the immediate aftermath of the explosion.

The area was roped off and an energy company shut off gas to homes in the immediate area of the house. Splintered wood and roofing material covered much of the road near the house.