3 people injured by explosion at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport

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(Source: Mesa Fire & Medical Dept.) (Source: Mesa Fire & Medical Dept.)
MESA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

Three people were injured when a natural gas regulator at the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport on Wednesday morning.

The explosion occurred during the transfer of compressed natural gas, according to a tweet from the Mesa Fire & Medical Dept.

Mesa Fire said one of the victims was seriously injured, indicating the other two victims have less severe injuries.

The serious injury is not life-threatening, according to Det. Nik Rasheta with the Mesa Police Dept.

The explosion occurred away from the runway at a building located on airport property, but not part of the airport or airport operations, according to Ryan Smith with the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. Smith said air traffic control operations were halted for 10 minutes out of caution but all air traffic activity has resumed and is back to normal. 

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