Breaking News!!: Fresno, CA: Gas line explosion.
There has been a gas line explosion near Highway 99 and Herndon Avenue in Fresno, California.
According to the Fresno Fire Department, the gas line from P.G.&E. exploded at around 2:30pm PT on Friday, April 17th, 2015.
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According to the Fresno County Sheriff’s Department Office, the gas line explosion has caused a fire at a peace officers gun range on Weber Avenue and there are multiple burn victims.
There is reports that flames from this gas line explosion are shooting up about 200 feet into the air.
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According to the Fresno Fire Department, at least 14 people have been injured in the gas line explosion.
According to Community Regional Medical Center Officials, at least 3 people are here in critical condition, and a fourth person is in serious condition.
According to Saint Agnes Medical Center, at least 4 people were taken here, but have no further information available at this moment.
According to Madera Community Hospital, at least 3 people were taken here, but have no further information available at this moment.
The Fresno County Sheriff’s Department have evacuated in the area of the gas line explosion.
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According to Central Unified School District, River Bluff and Herndon Barstow school buses have been re-routed away from this gas line explosion.
The California Highway Patrol have closed northbound Highway 99 near Herndon Avenue and the southbound lanes of the Highway 99 was closed, but now has reportedly now been reopened.
Authorities had closed a portion of Herndon Avenue, but now has also reportedly been reopened.
Traffic is very heavy around the area of the gas line explosion.
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