Ground shot shows smoke from fatal gas explosion in North Carolina

A gas explosion in Durham, North Carolina has set building ablaze killing one and injuring several others.

The blast happened around 10:30 local time today (April 10) and was reportedly set off by a contractor hit a gas line.

Ian, who captured this footage, told Newsflare: "I was in bed and immediately thought earthquake. Then someone came knocking on our door and told us to leave immediately. I grabbed my roommate and our dog and ran outside."