Transcript for Several Powerful Explosions in Oregon Neighborhood
Massive gas explosion neighbors and witnesses smelled gas and then this. Several of those powerful explosions you could see the people in the neighborhood then running for cover and tonight. Many injured ABC's Neal Karlinsky on the scene in Portland organ. May. Seconds after the first explosion firefighters could be heard calling for help some of them. Clearly wounded. Are okay and marriage. It was just before 9 AM in the heart of downtown Portland amidst the chaos. Another in a series of blasts this time caught on camera. Russell tunis shot that video. A Saudi entire face of the building fly across points or avenue. And hit the building across the street. I want firefighters out at auto burglary. The steel of the destruction massive. Tonight eight are wounded including three firefighters the buildings had been evacuated just minutes before because of a strong gas odor. Witnesses describing three separate blasts minutes leader. Officials now reporting that a contractor may have nicked a gas line at a nearby construction site you could almost feel the noise how strong allies it comes just two weeks after a gas explosion leveled two homes in Patterson New Jersey. Residents smelling the gas in there to went evacuating before the blast. Tonight in Portland people who saw and felt that triple blast and meted out unhurt. Are just thankful no one was killed. Looking at this scope of the damage it is remarkable that everyone made it out two of the three firefighters were injured actually suffered broken legs in the blast. The cleanup and investigation. We're just getting started it and you Karlinsky in order.
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