“I wanted to make sure all my guests were out,” Hinds said to the media. The fire department and two Cascade Gas employees responded but an explosion came half an hour later. Police said some firefighters at the scene were blown back 20 feet by the force. One of the gas company workers who was working to the gas line was critically injured and flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Flames continued burning hours later, but that was just the gas burning off from the line. Bremerton Police Chief Steve Strachan told there were no reports of anyone missing.