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Officials: Blast, fire in Harrisonburg leave 3 people hospitalized

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Posted at 11:22 AM, Oct 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-17 11:22:13-04

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

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.