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Officials: Blast, fire in Harrisonburg injure at least 3

Officials: Blast, fire in Harrisonburg injure at least 3

Created: October 17, 2020 09:43 AM

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) - Officials said an explosion at a shopping center in Harrisonburg, Virginia, on Saturday morning injured at least three people.

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Gov. Ralph Northam tweeted that state emergency personnel had been deployed to the area after what he called a gas explosion.

City spokesman Mike Parks said two people were transported from the scene in serious condition and one had minor injuries, according to the Daily News-Record.

It wasn’t immediately clear if anyone was unaccounted for. Firefighters were still on the scene as of 9:30 a.m. battling flames, TV station WHSV reported.

Harrisonburg, in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, is a city of around 50,000 that's home to James Madison University.

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