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A gas explosion in Durham has killed 1 person and left one firefighter in serious condition Wednesday morning.  Fifteen others have been injured 15 and have been taken to local hospitals.

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“I’ve never seen anything like it before,” Robin Jarvi said. “I was sitting at the traffic light…and I smelled heavy, heavy gas. There were people in the building. I saw a business owner put a sign that said ‘Business is closed for the day because of a gas leak.’ As soon as I went through the traffic light, the whole building exploded.”

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