Fire crews respond to gas explosion at Mansfield restaurant

MANSFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) — A gas explosion at the Spring Hill Inn on Storrs Road in Mansfield has injured several people.

The explosion took place in the kitchen around 5 p.m. on Saturday, just before a wine tasting benefit for the Windham Area Interfaith Ministry was scheduled to begin. Some of the guests had already arrived for the event.

State police said at least five people were hurt. Trooper Kelly Grant said that all of the injuries appear not to be life-threatening.

State police, the State Fire Marshal, Mansfield fire crews, five ambulances, two paramedics, and Life Star all responded to the scene. Life Star transported at least one victim to Hartford Hospital.

Storrs Road was closed between South Eagleville Road and Spring Hill Road for part of the evening.

Police said there is no active fire at the scene.

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