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Woman injured in house explosion on Cleveland’s east side

CLEVELAND-- A woman was critically injured in a house explosion in Cleveland's Glenville neighborhood on Monday.

It happened at Primrose Avenue and Linn Drive shortly before 2 p.m. . Fire officials said an occupied house and garage were involved.

Fire Chief Angelo Calvillo called it a devastating explosion.

A 45-year-old woman was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center in critical condition, Cleveland police said. She was in the street when paramedics arrived.

Firefighters removed some debris by hand, but are waiting for equipment to search for more possible victims. Based on information from neighbors, Calvillo said they do not believe anyone else was in the house.

Representatives from Dominion East Ohio were also at the scene. The utilities have been shut off.

The cause is still under investigation.

Jen Steer May 14, 20183:18 pm

Fire officials say one patient was taken to Metro from the house explosion. 

Jen Steer May 14, 20183:19 pm

They are bringing in a front-end loader to remove more debris to do a secondary search for any other victims.

Jen Steer May 14, 20183:19 pm

Dominion East Ohio shut off the gas and other utilities are being turned off.

Jen Steer May 14, 20183:20 pm

Neighbors say there was one woman living in the house. The victim is not the occupant of the house.

Jen Steer May 14, 20183:21 pm

Investigators are on the scene. No neighboring houses have been evacuated. 

Jen Steer May 14, 20183:21 pm

The victim was a 45-year-old woman. They cannot elaborate on her injuries. When units got on scene, she was in the street.