BREAKING: Five injured after explosions rock Portland

A four-alarm gas incident is ongoing in Northwest Portland right now after an explosion rocked a bagel shop there.

According to Portland Fire & Rescue, five people including three firefighters were injured in two explosions Wednesday morning. Portland’s Legacy Emanuel Medical Center reports that one police officer was being treated for injuries there.

Dozens of people were evacuated from three buildings in the area of NW 23rd Avenue and Glisan Street just before 9 a.m. after contractors hit a gas line.

Moments later, two explosions were heard, sending plumes of smoke in the air.

The explosion took place at Portland Bagelworks, which is a total loss. According to KATU, all of the shop’s employees have been accounted for.

Sources: KATUThe Oregonian


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