Watch: Surveillance camera captures moment house exploded in St. Paul

An 80-year-old man was injured and 12 people displaced.
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Surveillance footage from a nearby property captured the moment a house exploded in St. Paul Friday morning.

The property on Payne Avenue was flattened by the blast at 8:30 a.m. Friday.

Video from the Karibu Grocery and Deli down the street shows the moment the house exploded, sending a fireball about 100 feet into the sky.

Here's the video, shared on Twitter by @Eastside_Brody.

It sent debris into the air, causing damage to surrounding buildings as it fell to the ground.

An 80-year-old man who was inside the house was injured in the blast.

He was found crawling out of the rubble at the back of the house. A cat and a dog were also rescued, safely, from the wreckage.

FOX 9 reports that some of the buildings surrounding the home have been rendered unsafe as a result of the blast, displacing eight people in two homes next door, along with a church and two businesses.

In total, 12 people have been displaced as a result of the blast.

While a cause hasn't been determined, initial suggestions are the explosion was caused by gas.

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