One man injured after gas leak causes fire in East Toledo

One man is recovering after a natural gas leak caused a fire ball to explode in his face.

It happened just before noon in the 800 block of Utah Street in East Toledo.

Investigators say the man was digging a hole when he struck a four inch gas line.

He received second degree burns to his face by the resulting flash fire.

Columbia Gas crews were able to cap the leak after about a half hour.,