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Homes on Miller St damaged by the New Year's Day explosion

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The Fire Marshal is investigating the cause of the incident 

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Debris is being removed from the 3500 block of Miller St 

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Crews from the Department of Licenses and Inspections and Philadelphia Gas Works were back in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia as the investigation into a New Year's Day explosion continued for a second day.

Investigators and heavy equipment could be seen at work on the 3500 block of Miller Street, the site where the early morning blast destroyed at least two homes, damaged 43 others, and sent five people to the hospital.

Families who live on Miller Street began to return and salvage their items Monday.

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