Breaking News!!: Portland, OR: Gas Explosion and Fire.

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Breaking News!!: Portland, OR: Gas Explosion and Fire.

 

There has been a gas explosion and fire in Portland, Oregon.

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** Picture from the Portland Fire and Rescue: **

 

The explosion happened at 9:39am PT on Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 at NE 23rd Avenue and Glisan Street.

 

There were reports of a natural gas leak leading to an evacuation of a mix use building before the explosion.

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** Pictures from NBC affiliate KGW Channel 8: **

 

According to Portland Fire and Rescue, at least 3 firefighters and 2 civilians have been injured, no fatalities, and the fire has been upgraded to a 4th alarm fire.

 

There is damage to the building which is being described as a bagel shop with tattoo shop and condos above and on the east side of the building is a salon.

 

**** Live News Coverage: NBC affiliate KGW Channel 8: ****

 

http://www.kgw.com/news/live_stream/kgw-live-show-stream/44808020

 

** More information is still coming into ZachNews. **

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