Explosion on University Ave SE. Multiple manhole covers have been blown off between 17th and 18th Ave SE.
Report of fire at 1717 University Ave SE, site of the explosion.
2nd Alarm being called.
Possibly gasoline
Not natural gas.
St. Paul is also responding to similar reports on their side of the river. Massive reports of gas/gasoline smell at many locations, businesses on University.
Calls from "all of southeast" per dispatch. Fire command says it may be "moving." Source undetermined as yet. 15:59
Fire command requesting City of Mpls Emergency Management for resources.

Massive evacuations still underway.
Dispatcher "left a message" for Mpls Emergency Management. No one answered the phone.
Reports are still coming in from buildings in SE Mpls on odor of gas/natural gas. Some buildings are pulling fire alarms and evacuation residents.

People are still evacuating buildings and reporting issues due to an as yet unexplained contaminant. Any word from the mayor?
New report of odor in 516 Delaware St SE.
On #UMN campus.
New report of gas odor at 400 2nd St SE.
Dangerous Man brewing closed for the night because of fumes in their building. A location fully into #NEMPLS.

There's a city sewer project currently in progress that runs in the same area of the incident and the reports of fumes today. Just FYI.

They don't know how the gasoline got in the sewer and how it was ignited.

We want to know the estimated volume of gas that was in the sewer.

A follower tells us they started smelling gasoline Wednesday night.
University Ave was still blocked off 15th to 17th Friday morning.
Hey y'all, the @MetCouncilNews put out a warning about dumping your nail polish remover into the drain after yesterday's explosion from gasoline that blew off manhole covers for ten blocks on University Ave SE and caused a mass evacuation.

Move along, nothing to see here 🙄

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