Alaska State Troopers, Matsu Borough EMS, multiple fire departments, and law enforcement agencies responded to Top of the World Circle in Wasilla after receiving a report of a massive explosion at that location at 2:31 pm on Sunday afternoon.
When authorities arrived, they found the structure completely destroyed. Nearby structures also suffered damage.
One victim suffered severe injuries and so was transported to a local hospital where he remains in critical condition.
Alaska State Fire Marshals Office responded to the scene and investigated. That investigation points to a natural gas leak causing the blast.
“The State Fire Marshal’s Office is assisting Central Matsu Fire Department in the investigation,” AST stated in their dispatch.