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Explosion at Virginia home kills 1 firefighter and hospitalizes 9 firefighters and 2 civilians

Posted on AllSides February 16th, 2024
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STERLING, Va. (AP) — An explosion possibly caused by a gas leak leveled a home in Sterling, Virginia, Friday night, killing a firefighter and injuring 11 other people, authorities said. Firefighters were called to the home on Silver Ridge Drive by a report of a gas smell shortly after 7:30 p.m. and a fiery explosion took place about 30 minutes later, fire officials said. The blast and fire occurred while firefighters were inside the building, James Williams, assistant chief of operations for Loudon County Fire and Rescue, said at a...

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