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Published October 19, 2009, 07:36 AM

Settlement reached with family of Fargo house explosion

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - An update to a story we brought you last fall, a Fargo family hurt when their home exploded after a natural gas leak last September has reached a settlement with Xcel Energy.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - An update to a story we brought you last fall, a Fargo family hurt when their home exploded after a natural gas leak last September has reached a settlement with Xcel Energy.

The amount isn't being disclosed, but Luul Omar, who was severely burned in the explosion, says the settlement covers her, her four children and three of her siblings.

Omar has had 36 skin grafts since the explosion and is still in physical therapy. Xcel found a pinhole-sized leak in the natural gas service line to the twin home.

The company now plans to replace 25 miles of mains and 24-hundred service lines installed with those faulty pipes.

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