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Photo Gallery: Explosion's aftermath is a huge mess in North Bend
Clean-up efforts are already underway in North Bend, following the explosion that leveled a long-closed pizza parlor on North Bend Way. On Friday morning, locals walked along police-tape barriers to witness the damage and debris, which affected homes and businesses for blocks around.
North Bend Way is a debris field Friday morning, following the 3:30 a.m. blast.
Emergency workers kept the road closed Friday; The city of North Bend is responsible for cleanup.
A piece of roofing material hangs off a dead power line next to the leveled Pizza Parlor, which was under remodel.
The force of the blast flung this piece of a wall from the obliterated pizza parlor some 80 feet; it landed in a nearby home's front yard.
At Les Schwab Tire, the concussion mangled the bar doors...
....and blew out most of the store's plate glass windows.
While at Mount Si Court apartments, across the street, most of the ground-floor patio doors were shattered and pulled off their hinges by the force.
A shattered upper-store window at Mount Si Court.
Debris from the blast impacted the apartment building's front wall, causing the wood to bow out from the force.
Ground zero: Damage and debris along North Bend Way.
The building right next to ground zero, Point Dance Studio, is leaning over.
The accident drew many people to the scene, viewing the damage and response.
Another view of the hair salon building, gutted by fire.
Windows were shattered at the North Bend 76 station. A quick-thinking clerk shut off the pumps.
A work crew with ServiceMaster of Seattle begin sweeping up glass outside Red Oak Residence.
Patrick Brown, resident of Second Street, cleans up the insulation that fell on his parking lot, three blocks from the blast.