Gas explosion injures multiple firefighters and civilians in Portland

PORTLAND, OREGON (KOIN) — A large gas explosion injured three firefighters and two civilians on Wednesday morning in Northwest Portland.

The incident happened at NW 23rd and Glisan, a building that houses a salon and a bagel shop in a densely populated area. Plumes of smoke could be seen from many places in the city.

KOIN 6 reporters on scene say witnesses heard a loud explosion and buildings in the area shook. Pictures showed the building was completely destroyed.

Firefighters were inside the building at the time of the explosion.

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