VIDEO: Harrisonburg explosion leaves three injured

Updated: Oct. 17, 2020 at 7:29 PM EDT
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HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) — City officials say an explosion happened in a commercial business area in Miller Circle in Harrisonburg.

As of 9:27 a.m., there are multiple crews and aid on the scene. Officials say at least three people have been transported from the scene, two in serious condition. Drone footage of the incident shows heavy smoke and debris caused by the explosion.

Two stores in the shopping center report its employees are okay after the incident this morning.

Officials say some nearby businesses have been impacted by the explosion, but there is no belief there are serious impacts or injuries from those businesses.

Officials say they haven’t been able to assess damage outside of the area for residents, but homeowners are encouraged to report property damage from the incident to the Harrisonburg Fire Department.

Multiple WHSV viewers reported hearing or feeling the explosion for miles.

Governor Ralph Northam tweeted that he has deployed state emergency personnel for additional support regarding the explosion.

This is a breaking news story. More information will be added as it is obtained.

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