Explosion reported outside Petersburg

A giant fireball was reportedly seen rising over the Russian city of St. Petersburg Saturday after a gas pipeline explosion in a nearby town.

Video of the blaze showed flames rising in a mushroom-like cloud over Vsevolozhsk, a town east of St. Petersburg.

A video of the blaze showed flames rising in a mushroom-like cloud.

A picture of a building in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
The explosion happened in Vsevolozhsk, a town east of St. Petersburg.

State media said that the explosion was caused by a gas pipeline in the region. There were no reports of injuries, and local authorities said that the fire was under control.