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1 injured in explosion at Wash. senior center

Associated Press - August 2, 2009 5:55 AM ET

SEATTLE (AP) - A fire caused by a propane tank explosion has forced an evacuation at a senior center in central Washington.

KOMO-TV says a grease fire burned through a hose to the tank Saturday night and triggered an explosion at the Cle Elum Senior Center. It says about 90-100 people who were inside at the time were evacuated.

Richelle Risdon of Kittatas County Fire District 7 says shortly after the evacuation was complete, "the roof started to collapse."

One person was injured and was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, and a firefighter was treated for heat exhaustion.

Cle Elum is about 60 miles southeast of Seattle.

Information from: KOMO-TV, http://www.komotv.com/

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