MANHATTAN, Kan. — A natural gas explosion tore through a downtown apartment building Tuesday, engulfing the building in flames and cutting electricity to a large part of the area.
All the building's 21 residents were accounted for, authorities said. One suffered a minor injury and was treated at the scene.
"I heard a noise; it sounded like a sonic boom," said Jeremy Alldredge, who has lived in the building for about three months. "I looked out the window and saw smoke, gathered up a few things and went outside."
Investigators said the fire was caused by a gas stove that had been left on by a tenant.