2 Missing After Gas Blast at Wash. Motel 6
Hotel manager sounded the alarm minutes before the explosion
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 19, 2015 9:36 AM CDT
Firefighters cool down hot spots after an explosion at a Motel 6, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, in Bremerton, Wash.   (Larry Steagall/Kitsap Sun via AP)
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(Newser) – Two people are missing after a terrifying gas explosion at a Motel 6 in Bremerton, Wash., destroyed a quarter of the building and sent a gas company employee to the hospital in critical condition, reports NBC News. KING 5 News reports officials are combing through debris after a gas leak last night quickly turned into a gas explosion. The hotel manager, a former firefighter, began evacuating guests minutes before the blast went off, reports the AP. It "shook our house, cracked our windows and tossed me out of bed," says a neighbor. "It was the scariest thing I've ever felt." A third person thought missing was found safe at another location today.