Explosion In N. Bend Damages & Destroys Multiple Businesses - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Explosion In N. Bend Damages & Destroys Multiple Businesses

Posted: Updated:
NORTH BEND, Wash. (AP) - An explosion and fire has destroyed or damaged several businesses east of Seattle.
    
Eastside Fire and Rescue spokesman Wes Collins says there have been two minor injuries. Firefighters are searching damaged buildings in North Bend, but they don't expect anyone was inside at the time.
    
Collins tells KING the blast may have been caused by a natural gas leak at a pizza restaurant reportedly under renovation.
    
A dispatcher says there were multiple calls and automated alarms at 3:41 a.m. Friday.
    
The fire has reportedly burned a barber shop and damage is visible at a gas station, tire store and grocery. Debris is scattered over a wide area.
    
North Bend residents report being awakened by a blast that shook their homes.
    
North Bend is about 30 miles east of Seattle.
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor closed indefinitely

    Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor closed indefinitely

    Saturday, May 26 2018 2:33 PM EDT2018-05-26 18:33:58 GMT

    HONOLULU (AP) - Engineers say damage to the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu was worse than expected and it will remain closed indefinitely.    Hawaii News Now reports boat transportation to the attraction was suspended May 6 after one of the vessel operators noticed a crack on the outside of the memorial. 

    >>

    HONOLULU (AP) - Engineers say damage to the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu was worse than expected and it will remain closed indefinitely.    Hawaii News Now reports boat transportation to the attraction was suspended May 6 after one of the vessel operators noticed a crack on the outside of the memorial. 

    >>
  • Mysterious wolf-like creature shot in Montana

    Mysterious wolf-like creature shot in Montana

    Thursday, May 24 2018 7:58 PM EDT2018-05-24 23:58:21 GMT
    Image Courtesy KXLO via KFBBImage Courtesy KXLO via KFBB
    Image Courtesy KXLO via KFBBImage Courtesy KXLO via KFBB

    DENTON, Mont. - A large wolf-like animal was shot and killed May 16 by a rancher near Denton, Montana. It now has wildlife officials and the public wondering what it was, according to KFBB. The animal came within several hundred yards of the rancher’s livestock. Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks (FWP) said in a statement the rancher shot it and reported it as required by law. The animal was a young, non-lactating female and a canid, a 

    >>

    DENTON, Mont. - A large wolf-like animal was shot and killed May 16 by a rancher near Denton, Montana. It now has wildlife officials and the public wondering what it was, according to KFBB. The animal came within several hundred yards of the rancher’s livestock. Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks (FWP) said in a statement the rancher shot it and reported it as required by law. The animal was a young, non-lactating female and a canid, a 

    >>
  • FIRST ON KHQ: Former Spokane NAACP president Rachel Dolezal facing felony theft charges for welfare fraud

    FIRST ON KHQ: Former Spokane NAACP president Rachel Dolezal facing felony theft charges for welfare fraud

    Friday, May 25 2018 2:09 AM EDT2018-05-25 06:09:50 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Former Spokane Chapter NAACP President Rachel Dolezal is now facing legal trouble that could land her behind bars. KHQ has confirmed that Dolezal, who legally changed her name to Nkechi Diallo in 2016, is accused of 1st Degree Theft by Welfare Fraud, Perjury in the 2nd Degree, and False Verification for Public Assistance.

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Former Spokane Chapter NAACP President Rachel Dolezal is now facing legal trouble that could land her behind bars. KHQ has confirmed that Dolezal, who legally changed her name to Nkechi Diallo in 2016, is accused of 1st Degree Theft by Welfare Fraud, Perjury in the 2nd Degree, and False Verification for Public Assistance. Her potential punishment under RCW 74.08.331 could include up to 15 years in prison.

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Moses Lake officers help double amputee finish 5K fun run

    Moses Lake officers help double amputee finish 5K fun run

    Saturday, May 26 2018 8:55 PM EDT2018-05-27 00:55:21 GMT

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - A Moses Lake man's fighting spirit was on full display Saturday morning during a 5K fun run in town. Double amputee Kevin Wheatcroft was running the race, par of Moses Lake's Spring Festival, when police say he had an issue with one of his prosthetic legs. Wheatcroft refused to give up though, and was escorted to the finish by Moses Lake Officers Francis and Harum.

    >>

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - A Moses Lake man's fighting spirit was on full display Saturday morning during a 5K fun run in town. Double amputee Kevin Wheatcroft was running the race, par of Moses Lake's Spring Festival, when police say he had an issue with one of his prosthetic legs. Wheatcroft refused to give up though, and was escorted to the finish by Moses Lake Officers Francis and Harum.

    >>
  • Post Falls man killed in motorcycle crash north of Wilbur

    Post Falls man killed in motorcycle crash north of Wilbur

    Saturday, May 26 2018 8:38 PM EDT2018-05-27 00:38:35 GMT
    Spokane man dead after rollover crash in OregonSpokane man dead after rollover crash in Oregon

    WILBUR, Wash. - Washington State Patrol reports a Post Falls man was killed in a motorcycle crash Saturday afternoon in Lincoln County. Troopers say it happened just after noon Saturday on State Route 21, about eight miles east of Wilbur. 75-year-old Larry Everett Merriman was headed northbound on the road, driving a black Yamaha XVS11AP motorcycle.

    >>

    WILBUR, Wash. - Washington State Patrol reports a Post Falls man was killed in a motorcycle crash Saturday afternoon in Lincoln County. Troopers say it happened just after noon Saturday on State Route 21, about eight miles east of Wilbur. 75-year-old Larry Everett Merriman was headed northbound on the road, driving a black Yamaha XVS11AP motorcycle.

    >>
  • Cause still unknown in apartment fire that hurt 2 people

    Cause still unknown in apartment fire that hurt 2 people

    Saturday, May 26 2018 8:13 PM EDT2018-05-27 00:13:32 GMT
    Photo courtesy Kelly CahillPhoto courtesy Kelly Cahill

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Fire Department's Special Investigation Unit is still working to determine the cause of an apartment fire that broke out late Friday night. At around 11:30 p.m., crews were dispatched to a report of a fire in an apartment building located at 1203 W. 5th Ave. Initial calls were from neighbors down the street who said they could see flames coming from the window of one of the rooms.

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Fire Department's Special Investigation Unit is still working to determine the cause of an apartment fire that broke out late Friday night. At around 11:30 p.m., crews were dispatched to a report of a fire in an apartment building located at 1203 W. 5th Ave. Initial calls were from neighbors down the street who said they could see flames coming from the window of one of the rooms.

    >>