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Kitchener woman charged in crash that led to house explosion in London

She faces charges including impaired operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm

A Kitchener woman is now facing a long list of charges in connection with a crash that resulted in a home explosion in London.

Police say that no one was in home at the time of the crash, but seven people were taken to hospital and most have since been released.

They say a firefighter is in hospital in serious but stable condition and two police officers were sent to hospital with minor injuries.

The crash and explosion happened just after 10:30 p.m. on Woodman Avenue.

Investigators believe the vehicle hit a natural gas line, causing the explosion.

The fire is still active and has spread to several houses and about 100 residences in the area have been evacuated.

Daniella Alexandra Leis, 23, is facing the following charges:

  • Impaired operation causing bodily harm x 4
  • Impaired operation exceed blood alcohol concentration

She is due to appear in a London court on September 4.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the London Police Service at (519) 661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). 

with files from The Canadian Press

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