Several buildings destroyed, firefighters injured in huge explosion in Greenwood

A natural gas explosion tore through several buildings and injured nine firefighters in the early morning hours in central Greenwood. None of the injuries are serious.

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At least one large commercial building is leveled — it appears Neptune Cafe and Mr. Gyros took the brunt of the explosion — and many others in the vicinity have sustained significant damage. Our partner site PhinneyWood is covering the story here.

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If you’re planning on driving that way, Greenwood Ave. is closed between 83rd and 87th Streets, and 85th St. is closed between 1st. Ave. and Dayton Ave. A large contingent of firefighters is still on scene, and it doesn’t appear these roads will open anytime soon.

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Head over to PhinneyWood.com for more coverage, and BreakingNews.com has been posting photos and updates. (Photos from the Seattle Fire Department).


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