PORTLAND, Ore. -- An explosion rocked Northwest 23rd Avenue and Glisan Street Wednesday morning, in the popular NW 23rd shopping district. Firefighters and civilians were injured in the blast and aftermath.
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KGW reporters and viewers took video of the explosion, which could be seen from miles away. This story will be updated as more video comes in.
An employee at McMenamins on NW 23rd shared a video from the scene. He said his coworker was injured in the blast.
Massive gas explosion today at work. My co-worker was injured with glass in his arm. There were three total explosions. The first two blew the entire building up in the every direction. I was on the scene with the FD investigating the source before they evacuated us minutes before the building exploded. I hope everyone is alive and okay. Thank you Portland fire department and emergency responders for everything you do and stay safe! #nw23rd #Portland #explosion #gasleak #emergency #911 #firedepartment #ambulance #policeA video posted by Russell Tunes (@russelltunesbjj) on
Dylan Short shared this video of what used to be Pizzacato. Reporter Pat Dooris showed an inside look of the KGW News studio control room as we reported on the explosion live on TV.