FRESNO (CBS13) – A major explosion and fire is being reported in Fresno Friday afternoon.
Authorities say the explosion happened in a construction area near the Fresno County Sheriff’s gun range. According to preliminary information from California Highway Patrol, multiple people have been burned.READ MORE: Fatal Crash Blocks Lanes Of Highway 50 In West Sacramento
Southbound Highway 99 has reopened, but northbound Highway 99 remains closed. Traffic is being diverted onto Highway 41.READ MORE: Oakland Continues Seattle's Slide With 4-2 Win Over Mariners
PG&E says it is investigating the situation.
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Three people who were injured in the explosion are in critical condition at Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno, according to hospital spokesperson Mary Lisa Russell.