Three people have reportedly been injured in an explosion near Phoenix Airport. One of the injuries is serious.
According to reports, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport officials say there has been a natural gas explosion on airport grounds.
Police said that those injured were private contractors working with the natural gas and that the explosion has not impacted any airport terminals or flight operations.
ABC reports that some people nearby reported hearing a “loud boom” in the area and felt the percussions.
NOW: Explosion reported at a business on Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport property. Three people suffered injuries. http://bit.ly/2GUJBYx
Posted by ABC15 Arizona on Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Phoenix–Mesa Gateway Airport is in the southeastern area of Mesa, Arizona, and 20 miles southeast of Phoenix, in Maricopa County, Arizona. The airport is owned and operated by the Phoenix–Mesa Gateway Airport Authority, and is a reliever airport for Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. It is a base for Allegiant Air.
The airport authority is governed by a six-member board: the mayors and tribal governor of the town of Gilbert, city of Mesa, town of Queen Creek, Gila River Indian Community, city of Phoenix, and the city of Apache Junction.