Vehicle Slams Into London Home, Causing Explosion: Police

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Dozens of people have been displaced from their homes in London after a house explosion and massive fire. 

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.

But authorities 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.

City officials say many of the residents of about 100 homes will be allowed to return home Thursday night after being evacuated overnight. 

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