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By The Skanner News | The Skanner News
Published: 27 September 2011

SEATTLE (AP) -- Puget Sound Energy crews worked through the night checking for more natural gas leaks in the north Seattle neighborhood where a home exploded Monday and injured two residents.

Spokesman Roger Thompson says crews walked and drove a 5-square mile area using sensitive equipment that can detect methane.

Thompson says the leak that set off the blast was caused by corrosion initiated when a tree knocked down a power line Sunday and electricity traveled into pipes in the ground.

Two residents burned in the blast and fire are at Harborview Medical Center - a woman in serious condition and a man in satisfactory condition.

They were identified in The Seattle Times as 50-year-old Hong Phung, a Crista Ministries dietitian, and 53-year-old David Ingham, a Seattle City Light employee.

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