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Firefighters among 6 hurt in Wis duplex explosion

MILWAUKEE (AP) -

An explosion and blaze at a duplex on the north side of Milwaukee has injured six people, including five firefighters.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported (http://bit.ly/LezQP1) Sunday that emergency personnel responded about 6:30 p.m. Sunday to a report of gas leak at a two-story brick duplex.

The newspaper says the duplex exploded shortly after firefighters arrived on the scene. It says three people - two firefighters and one civilian - suffered serious burns while the other three people hurt in the blast sustained minor injuries.

The resulting fire was quickly struck, and the cause of the explosion is being investigated.

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