SEATTLE, Wash.– A building exploded around 1:40 (PST) Wednesday morning sending nine firefighters to the hospital.
According to WHNT News 19 sister station Q13 Fox News, there was a natural gas leak in the area before the explosion.
One resident tweeted about windows being blown out of buildings for nearly a block:
The Seattle Fire Department is continually updating the latest information on Twitter. They have more than 50 employees in the area including firefighters, command staff and medics.
A Q13 photographer was on the scene when the building exploded. He described the aftermath of the explosion as a war zone and said glass was raining down. Fortunately,he is OK.
There is no word on the severity of injuries the firefighters suffered.
This is still a developing story. WHNT News 19 will update WHNT.com as soon as we can track down more information.