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Explosion Rocks The Delta Saloon

Sheriff Antinoro and Fire Marshall Azevedo survey the damage.

An explosion rocked downtown Virginia City just after 9:00 am this morning at the Delta Saloon. The blast appeared to be centered in an upstairs kitchen facing B Street and blew out the Delta’s windows on C Street.

No Injuries In The Blast

Explosion Rocks Virginia City
County employees return from the explosion site.

“Luckily, no one appears to have been injured,” Sheriff Gerald Antinoro told the Teller. “The explosion happened just after 9:00 am this morning and the building was empty. Our initial investigation of the surrounding businesses shows them undamaged. The Fire Department is still assessing the damage and looking for the actual cause, but for now the explosion appears to be caused by a gas leak.”

Debris littered Union and B Streets and flew as far as the Courthouse. “We were sitting in our offices moving through a Tuesday morning and all of a sudden we heard a loud bang. It felt like something had hit the courthouse,” Justice of the Peace Eileen Herrington told The Teller. Courthouse employees were moved to a safe location until the situation could be assessed by the Fire Department. They returned to the Courthouse around 10:00 am.

C Street will remain closed until the Fire Department gives the all clear sign

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3 comments

  1. Sam Toll,
    Excellent sleuthing and pictures.
    But don’t tell the judge.
    He might think you are a reporter.
    Sam DNA Dehne
    PS
    And don’t let Ethcomm and Gilman know
    that Sheriff is doing his Sworn duties with
    erudite vigor and sophistication.

  2. Sam Toll,
    REPORTER TOLD TO TELL ALL
    BTW, what did the judge say he’s gonna
    do if you don’t reveal your sources that
    caught the whorehouse owner violating
    the most vital election laws?
    Sam DNA Dehne

  3. IT WAS THE GHOST OF BILLY VARGA!

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