Explosion damages North Providence town pool

An explosion closed down the North Providence Pool and Fitness Center last Friday.

Fire Chief John Silva told WJAR that it happened around 8:30 a.m.

“The Jacuzzi was approximately risen 4 foot above where it was installed, it was underground,” he added.

The damage cause cracks through the building and the main pool was drained as a precaution.

There were no injuries reported as both the jacuzzi and pool were empty at the time.

Authorities determined that the explosion was caused by an underground buildup of chlorine gas.

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