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Several injured in blast, fire at Virginia shopping center

James Madison University said three of its students were among the injured.

HARRISONBURG, Va. — Officials say an investigation is underway into the cause of an explosion and large fire at a shopping center in Harrisonburg, Virginia, that injured several people. 

The Daily News-Record reported three people were hospitalized as a result of the incident that was reported around 8:30 a.m. Saturday, and several others were injured but treated on site.

A city spokesman says a search of the remains of the building had not turned up any other victims, but a second search was being conducted Saturday afternoon to be sure. 

James Madison University said three of its students were among the injured.

The City of Harrisonburg sent out tweets after reports of the explosion came in. The incident happened at a business on Miller Circle. That's in the area of South Main Street near the JMU Transportation Department building.

Officials said the incident is contained in one building. No other structures near the building were affected.

Gov. Ralph Northam sent out a tweet stating his "team and I are closely monitoring the situation in Harrisonburg after a gas explosion this morning."  

The Associated Press contributed to this report.