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Sarah Willets

Jay Rambeaut had gone to North Duke Street on April 10 to shut off the gas. Read more

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The state Utilities Commission is investigating how a gas line was ruptured, leading to the explosion. Read more

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The seafood restaurant was condemned after an April 10 explosion nearby at Kaffeinate coffee shop. Read more

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A 911 call reported the smell of gas on Duke Street an hour before the explosion, but responding firefighters found no evidence of it and cleared the call. Read more

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In an Instagram post, the children of Kong Lee thanked Kaffeinate customers and first responders at the scene of the gas leak and explosion at the Durham coffee shop on April 10. Read more

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According to the city, Fiber Technologies Networks was the only company permitted to work in the area, although a contractor installing fiber cable has not been identified. Read more

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Sarah Willets

There were as many as ten people in the Kaffeinate coffee shop prior to the explosion. All but one—the owner, Kong Lee, who perished—were evacuated. Read more

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    Following the explosion in Brightleaf Square, Saint James Seafood will reopen in the same location once repairs are made and the building can again pass inspection.

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    Explosion on North Duke Street in Durham.