Photos: Gas explosion in south Minneapolis

Disasters ·

1 A large gas fire burns near Interstate 35W in Minneapolis, Minn. Thursday, March 17, 2011. 
2 A broken natural gas supply line fed flames up to six stories high in front of a Cub store in south Minneapolis, Minn. Thursday, March 17, 2011. 
3 Firefighters help evacuate residents on E. 61st Street in Minneapolis, Minn. Thursday, March 17, 2011. 
4 Firefighters doused a pole as CenterPoint Energy workers monitored the situation at the scene of a fire in Minneapolis, Minn. Thursday, March 17, 2011. 
5 Escorted by a Minneapolis firefighter, a CenterPoint Energy worker goes door to door on Clinton Avenue checking gas levels after a fire in Minneapolis, Minn. Thursday, March 17, 2011. 
6 A CenterPoint Energy worker checks gas levels on an Interstate 35W ramp near the scene of a fire in Minneapolis, Minn. Thursday, March 17, 2011. 
7 Police tape marks off the scene of a fire in Minneapolis, Minn. Thursday, March 17, 2011. 
8 The Cub Foods sign melted from the heat of a fire in Minneapolis, Minn. Thursday, March 17, 2011. 
9 Cub food employee Roslyn Belanger, left, gets a hug from another worker after inspecting her damaged car which was scorched during a gas line explosion Thursday, March 17, 2011 in south Minneapolis. There were no reports of injuries in the blast. 
10 A white Chevy Impala sits charred in a Cub Foods parking lot after a natural gas-fueled fire erupted in the area in south Minneapolis on Thursday, March 17, 2011. 
11 A car in the parking lot of Cub Foods sits scorched following a gas line explosion Thursday, March 17, 2011 in south Minneapolis. The store logo was also burned from the intense heat. There were no reports of injuries in the blast. 
12 Cars that were melted from the heat of a natural gas fire are photographed in Minneapolis, Minn. Thursday, March 17, 2011. 
13 MnDOT workers examine a hole left behind after a natural gas fire erupted in south Minneapolis on Thursday, March 17, 2011. The fire was put out and no injuries were reported. 
14 Gas company workers inspect the crater left following a gas line explosion in Thursday, March 17, 2011 in south Minneapolis. There were no reports of injuries in the blast which occurred in the street in front of a grocery store.