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50th Anniversary

50 years ago today, gas explosion killed 7, leaving Tucson in shock

50 years ago today, gas explosion killed 7, leaving Tucson in shock

A flip of a switch, the flash of a spark and moments later a 12,300-square-foot building was reduced to rubble.

March 29, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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50 years ago today, gas explosion killed 7, leaving Tucson in shock

50 years ago today, gas explosion killed 7, leaving Tucson in shock

Dead and injured victims were removed from Supreme Cleaners after the gas explosion 50 years ago today. Seven people died in the blast at Grant Road and Stone Avenue.

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50 years ago today, gas explosion killed 7, leaving Tucson in shock

50 years ago today, gas explosion killed 7, leaving Tucson in shock

Rescue workers struggle to dig out Supreme Cleaners co-owner Harris Salonic, who told officials before he died that he was in the fur vault when he flipped a light switch that threw a spark and ignited the blast.

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