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Omaha bills excavator for fighting fire after gas explosion

MAHA, Nebraska (AP) — Omaha has billed a Minnesota excavation company nearly $104,000 for the costs of fighting a fire that erupted after a natural gas explosion.

The city and safety regulators say North Central Service of Bemidji, Minnesota, workers struck a natural gas line Jan. 9 in front M’s Pub in the Old Market area. Gas leaked into the basement of the building and exploded. An M’s Pub employee was taken to a hospital with cuts and a firefighter was treated after slipping on ice.

A letter sent to the company last month says the reimbursement is being sought under an ordinance that lets the city recover expenses incurred during a “hazardous material emergency.”

A company spokesman didn’t immediately return a call Wednesday from The Associated Press.

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