BOSTON (CBS) – Twelve people were injured after an explosion at a Dorchester home Wednesday night.

Boston Fire says that the explosion caused a partial collapse of the two and a half story home at 27 Hansborough Street.

The fire was on all floors of the house when firefighters responded at 9:20 p.m. The fire was extinguished by 10:45 p.m.

Firefighters say the cause of the explosion appears to be natural gas.

Explosion in Dorchester. (Boston Fire photo/Twitter)

House explosion in Dorchester. (Boston Fire photo/Twitter)

Boston EMS says those who were injured were residents of the home. Two elderly residents were taken to the hospital in serious condition.

Surrounding homes were evacuated as a precaution.



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