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Gas line explosion, fire sends one to hospital in northwest

Last Updated Nov 7, 2019 at 11:42 pm MST

Crews battle a gas line explosion and fire in the city's northwest, Nov. 7, 2019. (PHOTO: Tom Ross, 660 NEWS)

CALGARY (660 NEWS) – One person is in hospital after a natural gas line explosion sparked a fire at a construction site in the city’s northwest.

Both fire and ATCO crews were on the scene for hours in Sage Hill–a community with a number of homes under development.

The fire was just metres away from a home next door.

Crews battle a gas line explosion and fire in the city’s northwest, Nov. 7, 2019. (PHOTO: Tom Ross, 660 NEWS)

A propane tank that was in the area of the fire was singed, but it appears fire crews were able to push the fire back before the tank exploded.

The person rushed to hospital is in serious but stable condition.