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A Minneapolis resident caught some amazing footage of a natural gas explosion this morning:

This isn’t the sort of thing we usually cover at Midwest Energy News, but it’s a pretty rare opportunity to see a fire like this up close.

The video was shot by Robert Stephens, who is, incidentally the founder of the Geek Squad. He lives nearby and noticed the fire on his way to work.

As of this writing, the Minneapolis Star Tribune is reporting that the fire is out, and no injuries have been reported so far.

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Ken Paulman

Ken is the director of the Energy News Network at Fresh Energy and is a founding editor of both Midwest Energy News and Southeast Energy News. Prior to joining Fresh Energy, he was the managing editor for online news at Minnesota Public Radio. He started his journalism career in 2002 as a copy editor for the Duluth News Tribune before spending five years at the Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Washington, where he worked as a copy editor, online producer, features editor and night city editor. A Nebraska native, Ken has a bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a master's degree from the University of Oregon. He is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and Investigative Reporters and Editors.