Olympia

Dive shop damaged after oxygen tank explodes

Dive shop damaged after oxygen tank explodes
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- An oxygen tank exploded at an Olympia scuba diving shop Tuesday afternoon, blasting debris for several yards and damaging the store, but luckily no one was hurt.

Firefighters got the report of the explosion at Capital Divers around 12:40 p.m. and raced to the building at 1621 Harrison Avenue to find damage to the building and debris scattered 150 feet in all directions.

Firefighters said the debris was large enough to cause serious injury to anyone who was hit, but the shop's owner was the only one in the building and he escaped harm.

Investigators are still looking into what caused the blast. Damage is estimated at between $20,000-$40,000.