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Findings From Report On Reno Dorm Explosion Completed

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A final report from an investigation into an explosion that forced two University of Nevada, Reno, dorms to close is expected to come out this week.

 

The Reno Gazette-Journal reported Monday that Nevada State Fire Marshal Bart Chambers says the findings are currently being reviewed.

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Investigators say the July 5 explosion was caused by a gas leak.

 

It caused a smaller blast in a basement boiler room at Argenta Hall and then a more massive explosion that also damaged Nye Hall.

 

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The impact took out walls and windows and eight people suffered minor injuries.

 

Both dorms will be uninhabitable for the next year.

 

The university earlier this month signed a $21 million lease agreement to house 1,300 students at a hotel-casino for the coming year.

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