Seattle blast injures nine

NC_seattleblast0309_700x394(NBC News) Nine firefighters were injured early Wednesday morning when a natural gas explosion leveled several buildings in Seattle, Washington.

The firefighters were responding to a call reporting a suspected gas leak when the blast occurred.

Witnesses said the explosion felt like an earthquake, and could be felt miles away.

The Seattle Fire Department said eight firefighters and a battalion chief were transported to the hospital with minor injuries, most from flying debris.

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