Explosion, fire destroys building in Albany, Ore.

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Updated: June 10, 2011, 9:29 AM

 

ALBANY, Ore. (AP) -- An explosion and fire has destroyed a large commercial building in Albany.

The Albany Democrat-Herald reports the owner was sleeping in a motor home parked inside the building at the time of the explosion early Friday morning but managed to escape without injury.

Brad Hadman told firefighters he woke up to a whistling sound and was forced to escape from the building through the remains of a rear wall that had been blown out by the force of the explosion.

Fire crews found the 12,000-square foot building fully involved in flames and collapsing.

The cause is under investigation.


Information from: Albany Democrat-Herald, http://www.dhonline.com