North Bend explosion980
The natural gas explosion started in a restaurant that was under renovation. (KIRO Radio Photo)

April explosion in North Bend ruled accidental

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NORTH BEND, Wash. (AP) -- An April 25 explosion and fire that affected nearly 30 businesses and homes in North Bend, Washington, has been ruled accidental.

KING reports that determination means cleanup is likely to begin this week.

The natural gas explosion started in a restaurant that was under renovation.

Several businesses were destroyed. A nearby gas station, tire store, and apartment complex were damaged.

The only injuries reported from the early morning blast were minor.

North Bend is about 30 miles east of Seattle.

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