The fire department responded to the alarm just before 8 p.m., along with Jennings and another Cascade Gas employee.
“There is no evidence that the people who had originally been unaccounted for were at the hotel at the time”, Bremerton Fire Chief Al Duke said.
Hinds stated in a phone interview that a passer-by got here to her workplace to say a fuel line was leaking behind the three-story motel, which reopened final fall after an in depth rework. The explosion came half an hour later, critically injuring one of the workers, who was flown to a Seattle hospital, Strachan said.
Investigators are still looking into what caused the blast, including a report that someone might have accidentally damaged a gas line behind the building.
The Cascade Natural Gas worker critically injured in Tuesday’s explosion at a Bremerton motel is fighting for his life at Harborview Medical Center, but his friends say the 59-year-old has made “remarkable progress”.
Duke says cadaver dogs found no bodies Wednesday in the debris at the Motel 6 in Bremerton. Plus, investigators pinged the cellphones of the missing people, and they showed up “way south of the area”, Duke said.
Two hotel guests were reported unaccounted for, said Barbara Forbes, assistant to Bremerton Police Chief Steven Strachan.
The investigation is expected to take weeks, with help from the National Transportation Safety Board, which regulates gas pipelines.
One man was injured during the explosion.
Minutes before the blast, the hotel’s acting manager had evacuated the building because she could smell and hear a gas leak.
For the first time, we get to see the surveillance video showing the explosion that rocked a Motel 6 in Washington state. Some firefighters on the scene have been blown again 20 ft by the pressure, and others pulled smoldering particles from the constructing to assist include the hearth, Hearth Capt. John Hawkins stated at a information convention. One suffered bruised ribs and another a concussion. The search would continue until they were located, he said. About 10 individuals have been staying within the 16 rooms that have been destroyed, Duke stated. Hinds said she then moved quickly to evacuate the hotel, which had 65 guests in 42 rooms as well as staff.
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