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Investigators are trying to determine what caused a house to explode in Connecticut, injuring seven people, including four children, and sending debris flying.

Police, fire and rescue crews responded to the home in Vernon on Thursday afternoon. Three of the victims were outside when rescuers arrived, while the other four were trapped in the rubble. Crews dug through what was left of the house to pull them to safety.

All of the victims are expected to survive, authorities said.

"It is truly a miracle that no one was killed inside this house," said Vernon police Lt. William Meier. "It was just a devastating scene of catastrophic damage."

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