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Propane explosion causes minor power outage in Pleasant Grove

May 15, 2022, 6:32 PM | Updated: May 16, 2022, 7:48 am
The aftermath of the explosion (Credit: Pleasant Grove Fire Department)...
The aftermath of the explosion (Credit: Pleasant Grove Fire Department)
(Credit: Pleasant Grove Fire Department)

PLEASANT GROVE, Utah — A propane tank exploded in a shed, igniting power poles and knocking out power to several Pleasant Grove homes Sunday afternoon.

According to the Pleasant Grove Fire Department, a homeowner burned tree limbs in a fire pit and left the pit unattended around 700 South Main Street at 3 p.m.

While the fire burned, it spread to the nearby shed, which contained a propane tank that caught on fire and exploded. The explosion caught nearby power lines on fire, causing a three-hour power outage for the block.

Authorities are deciding if the owner will be cited.

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Propane explosion causes minor power outage in Pleasant Grove