Mar 13th, 2016 • week 247


Massive Shake-up

“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.”

-Helen Keller

A massive natural gas explosion shook Seattle's Greenwood neighborhood this week injuring nine fire fighters, destroying three businesses, and damaging more than thirty others. The blast happened Wednesday around 1:40am and was heard miles from the site.

A wall mural of “Neptune” painted by local artist
John Osgood remains standing at Neptune Coffee after the blast.

Seattle police walk down Greenwood Ave. where the explosion
leveled Neptune Coffee, Mr. Gyros, and Quick Stop Market.

Puget Sound Energy on the scene

Greenwood Ave. is a popular street in the
neighborhood full of great restaurants and shops.

Plywood was put up over shattered windows of businesses affected by the blast

Hundreds of neighbors and volunteers helped clean up the damage on Saturday while artists painted the plywood to help brighten Greenwood Ave. and the community.

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