Large gas explosion in Siloam Springs, Ark.

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SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark. (KNWA) — Siloam Springs Fire Department is responding to a large gas explosion.

The explosion occurred at East Lake Francis Drive and South Lincoln Street. At least one person has been injured, according to Siloam Springs Fire Department.

The fire department tells people to avoid the area.

Wes Holt, a witness to the explosion, was inside Elliott Electric Supply at the time of the explosion.

“We were about 50 yards away from the explosion. It shook the building and blew things off the walls,” Holt said. “There is an old gas station where it looks like a construction company was working.”

Holt did not see the explosion but witnessed a large plume of smoke rising in the air after going outside.

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