UPDATE | Vehicle slams into house causing explosion in London

London blast - Police image

Dozens of people have been displaced from their homes in London, Ont., as firefighters continue to battle a growing blaze following a major house explosion Wednesday night.  

Police say a vehicle slammed into a home just before 11 p.m. Wednesday, setting off the blast, and a woman has since been charged with impaired driving.  

Investigators say they believe the vehicle hit a gas line.  

Police confirmed Thursday morning that no one was in the home at the time of the crash, adding the building was completely destroyed in the explosion.  

They say seven people _ including four firefighters and two police officers _ were taken to hospital. One firefighter is in serious condition and the other people received minor injuries.  

Police say Daniella Alexandra Leis, 23, of Kitchener, Ont., was arrested and charged shortly after the incident.

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