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Motel 6 explosion in Washington state injures gas company worker

Motel 6 explosion in Washington state injures gas company worker

No bodies were found in the debris of a Motel 6 in Bremerton, Wash., after a powerful natural gas explosion blew apart a portion of  the building, injuring a gas company worker and throwing several firefighters back 20 feet, officials said Wednesday.  “We’re 99.9% sure there’s nobody in there,”  Bremerton Fire Chief Al Duke said Wednesday afternoon. Earlier, officials had said two guests were missing. But Duke said authorities had not been contacted by either of the guests’ families, and the motel is frequented by shipyard contractors who may not have been in the building when the blast occurred Tuesday night. Emergency personnel received...

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