Gas Explosion Levels Chantilly Home

Investigators work to find source of the leak.

By Tracee Wilkins
|  Monday, Dec 20, 2010  |  Updated 6:37 PM EDT
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Neighbors said they'd smelled gas prior to the blast. Fortunately, no one was in the home at the time.

Neighbors said they'd smelled gas prior to the blast. Fortunately, no one was in the home at the time.

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Investigators are still working to determine what caused the gas leak that leveled a home Sunday in Chantilly, Va.  

Neighbors reported the strong smell of gas at about 9 p.m.

As fire trucks were arriving, a home in the 4300 block of Lees Corner Road exploded. The parents and two little boys who live in the house weren’t home at the time.

The house caught fire, partially burning neighboring homes, and the explosion sent debris flying. 

Although some residents were temporarily evacuated, they've now been allowed back into their homes. No one was injured.

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