Home explodes in Oklahoma causing massive destruction

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A home exploded in Oklahoma City on 1/2/16

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (CNN) – Authorities say three people were hurt and at least 50 homes were damaged when a house exploded in Oklahoma City on New Year’s Day.

A home exploded in Oklahoma City on 1/2/16

A home exploded in Oklahoma City on 1/2/16

An Oklahoma Natural Gas crew was reportedly working on the home when a fire started near a gas meter, which led to the explosion.

Fire Investigators say the scene looked like a tornado debris field for about 200 yards.

A home exploded in Oklahoma City on 1/2/16

A home exploded in Oklahoma City on 1/2/16

Officials report that one man was inside the home at the time and he was thrown from his bed.  He is being treated for minor burns.

Eight homes in the surrounding area were evacuated.  Two other people were taken to the hospital because they had difficulty breathing.