The shop’s website says he moved to North Carolina in 1993 and has been part of of the Triangle community for two decades. One Durham firefighter was seriously injured but did not suffer life-threatening injuries. The Professional Fire Fighters of Durham tweeted Wednesday evening, “In true firefighter fashion, our brother is cutting up and in good spirits after surgery!” “We’ve had a terrible tragedy today. … I feel a real sense of loss and grief,” Durham Mayor Steve Schewel said at a Wednesday press conference.
In the daylight you can see all of the windows on the West Village Apartments building on Duke Street are blown out. People who live in this building can’t stay here for the time being. @myfox8 pic.twitter.com/E7C5Z90ISY— Lindsay Tuman (@LindsayOnTV) April 11, 2019
As close as I’m able to get right now to the site of the explosion. I’m told a coffee shop near the site took a large portion of the impact. “Several people,” laying in the street is how witnesses are describing it to me. @myfox8 pic.twitter.com/FQkZfxlfew— Daniel Pierce (@DanielDPierce) April 10, 2019
Durham Fire Crews continue to work in the area, avoid the area. pic.twitter.com/XNOPxdnSUn— Durham Fire Department (@durhamcityfire) April 10, 2019