At Least 5 Injured in Portland, Oregon, Gas Explosion

At Least 5 Injured in Portland, Oregon, Gas ExplosionA gas-related explosion blew apart a building in northwestern Portland, shaking the ground, according to reports. The blast injured five people and knocked out what looked like the entire facade of a nearby structure, according to Portland Fire and Rescue.The fire department said that two firefighters and two civilians were injured. Structural engineers have been dispatched to assess the building’s integrity.Lt. Rich Chatman, a spokesman for Portland Fire and Rescue, told The Associated Press that there were no fatalities and that the extent of the injuries was not presently clear. …

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