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One hospitalized after line failure at construction site next to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital

Carilion returns to green stage visitation
Carilion returns to green stage visitation

ROANOKE, Va. – One person is in the hospital after a “possible explosion” at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, according to Roanoke Fire-EMS.

Authorities said crews were dispatched around 11:30 a.m. to the construction area near the hospital for a possible explosion associated with the ongoing construction activity.

The incident is believed to have been caused by a line that failed during an air test, according to Roanoke Fire-EMS.

Authorities said there is no ongoing hazard.

10 News has a crew en route to the scene to learn more.

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