Seven homes destroyed in explosion after woman crashes into house in Canada

Seven homes were destroyed in an explosion that occurred after a Canadian woman crashed into a house in Ontario Wednesday evening, police said.

Daniella Alexandra Leis, 23, of Kitchener, Ontario, is facing drunk driving charges in relation to a vehicle that crashed into a home, London Police announced in a statement Thursday.

Police received multiple calls regarding a vehicle that collided into a home around 10:35 p.m. local time on Wednesday.

A gas line was also struck in the incident, causing an explosion that damaged seven homes, the city of London said in a statement.

Seven people taken to hospital

Pictures and video shared by police shared on social media showed the damaged homes. One residence was completely destroyed, with nothing but a shell of the house left charred.

Seven people, including four firefighters, two police officers and one citizen were transported to the hospital.

Three firefighters and two firefighters have been released from the hospital, CBC reports. One firefighter remains in the hospital, but is in stable condition. The condition of the civilian is unknown.

Around 100 homes in the area were evacuated as a result of the incident late Wednesday.

Police said Leis is set to appear in court on Sept. 4.

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