Residents evacuated, school closed after explosion in Pepper Pike

Crews work to control flames after gas line explosion in Pepper Pike

Pepper Pike, Ohio (WOIO) - Fire crews from multiple cities dealt with a massive fire caused by a gas line explosion in Pepper Pike.

Pepper Pike Fire tells 19 News a gas line exploded on Shaker Boulevard near Brainard Road.

Dominion Gas has since shut off the gas feeding the fire.

The explosion happened around 1 a.m. on Friday.

Residents evacuated, school closed after explosion in Pepper Pike

Roads in the area are closed due to the fire and damage to the roads and power lines.

Raging gas line explosion finally out

Those roads include Gates Mills Blvd., east and west, from Lander to Brainard Cir., Shaker Blvd., east and west from Lander Rd., to Richmond Rd., and Brainard Rd., from Fairmount to S. Woodland, north and south are closed due to the fire and damage to the roads and power lines.

Gas line explosion in Pepper Pike
Gas line explosion in Pepper Pike (Source: Pepper Pike officials)

No injuries or damage to homes have been reported, and the residents in the area have been evacuated.

Ratner Montessori School has already closed due to the gas line explosion and the various road closures.

FirstEnergy reported only around five customers remain without power.

This is a developing story, stay with 19 News as we learn more.

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