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


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


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


** 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: ****


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

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