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No one hurt in Sioux Falls house explosion

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (NBC News) — No one was hurt in a house explosion that rocked a central Sioux Falls neighborhood Thursday.

It happened just before three Thursday afternoon, near 6th Street and Cliff Avenue.

Authorities say the one-story home partially collapsed after the explosion. No one was inside the home when it collapsed.

The first crews on the scene found very little smoke or fire.

Neighbors say they could feel the impact down the street.

“Like a loud heavy object dropped on the pavement or whatever right outside the house which was what it felt like”, said neighbor Brian Dumdei. “The windows all shook, the windows rattled. Looked down the street and the house had its walls in the street and a plume of dust rising out of it.”

Two other homes adjacent to the collapsed home also appear to be affected.

As a precaution, neighboring homes were evacuated and several nearby streets were closed.

The cause is still under investigation.

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