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Copper theft creates a close call

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Police say a copper thief nearly blew up a house in New Hampshire.

Firefighters in Laconia New Hampshire say an unoccupied house was very close to exploding-- after thieves cut out copper piping in the basement.

Fire Fighters say the copper pipes were cut with either a bolt cutter or pruning shears. Investigators said whoever stole the copper-- crimped the pipe-- but not enough to stop gas from leaking. There have been a rash of copper thefts across our region.

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