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Four officers injured in Connecticut house explosion

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NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- The Latest on house explosion in North Haven, Connecticut (all times local):

10:20 p.m.

A Connecticut town official says four police officers have been injured in an explosion after responding to a report of a man barricaded in a house with his family.

North Haven First Selectman Michael Freda says officers responded to the home Wednesday afternoon and were trying to coax the man out when the explosion happened near the back of the house.

Freda says the injuries to the four officers are not believed to be life-threatening.

Residents near the home reported on the police department's Facebook page that they heard the explosion and felt their own homes shake.

Video shows officers rushing to the scene and a raging fire. Sounds of smaller explosions also were heard hours later.

State police is assisting with the investigation.

9:50 p.m.

A house in Connecticut has exploded while police and a SWAT team were outside, responding to a report of a barricaded person.

The explosion happened Wednesday night in North Haven. WFSB-TV reports at least three police officers were seen being placed into ambulances.

Residents near the home reported on the police department's Facebook page that they heard the explosion and felt their own homes shake.

Video shows police rushing to the scene and a raging fire. Sounds of smaller explosions also were heard.

Police have not released any details about why they were there, but issued road closures and asked that people to avoid the area.

Firefighters worked to get the blaze under control more than an hour later.

State police say they are assisting with the investigation.

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