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Debris cleared, emergency crews leave site of explosion in London, Ont.

Last Updated Aug 17, 2019 at 11:11 am EDT

A vehicle slammed into a home in London, Ont., causing an explosion. HANDOUT/London Police Service

Emergency crews have left the scene of an explosion in London, Ont., this morning and more residents are allowed to return home.

A statement from the city says debris has been cleared on the streets and sidewalks after Wednesday night’s blast, which was caused by a vehicle slamming into a home and hitting a gas line.

Seven people were injured after the explosion, including a firefighter who remains in hospital in serious condition.

Fire officials have said the home that was hit by the vehicle was destroyed and no one was inside at the time.

The city says two houses have been demolished and five homes are deemed unsafe for re-entry.

The city has said about 100 homes were affected by the blast, but most have been allowed to return home and some pets have been reunited with their owners.

London police said Daniella Alexandra Leis, a 23-year-old woman from Kitchener, Ont., was charged with impaired driving in connection with the crash.