Explosion And Fire Destroys Businesses Near Seattle
North Bend, Washington (CNN) - An explosion and fire damaged or destroyed several businesses near Seattle.
Residents reported hearing a big boom at a strip mall in north bend early this Friday.
The area had a pizza restaurant, barber shop, dance studio and gas station.
Authorities are trying to figure out where the explosion originated.
The blast also shook neighboring businesses, sending debris flying everywhere.
T-v station KIRO reports nearby apartments were evacuated as a precaution.
Authorities suspect the explosion was caused by natural gas.