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Gas-line blast closes major highway, injures at least 15

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FRESNO, Calif. - A large gas pipeline exploded into a tower of fire Friday in Central California, closing both directions of a major highway in the region and injuring at least 15 people, four of them critically, authorities said.

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Pacific Gas & Electric trucks pass a road block staffed by Fresno County Sheriff, Fresno Police and California Highway Patrol officers at Herndon Avenue and North Weber Avenue following an explosion after a gas line was ruptured on Friday, April 17, 2015 in Fresno, Calif. The gas explosion closed both directions of a major highway in Central California and injured at least 15 people, four of them critically, authorities said Friday. (Eric Paul Zamora/The Fresno Bee via AP) Show/Hide caption

Pacific Gas & Electric trucks pass a road block staffed by Fresno County Sheriff, Fresno Police and California Highway Patrol officers at Herndon Avenue and North Weber Avenue following an explosion after a gas line was ruptured on Friday, April 17, 2015 in Fresno, Calif. The gas explosion closed both directions of a major highway in Central California and injured at least 15 people, four of them critically, authorities said Friday. (Eric Paul Zamora/The Fresno Bee via AP)

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