Most residents allowed to return home after fire and house explosion in London, ON

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Most residents evacuated from a London neighbourhood that was the scene major fire are being allowed back home.

The city says all but 12 homes were safe for occupancy.

About one hundred houses had to be evacuated after a car slammed into an empty house late Wednesday night and hit a gas line.

The resulting explosion destroyed the home and sent seven people to hospital.

A 23-year-old woman has been charged with impaired driving in the case.