Explosion at Rainier Avenue Hair Salon

by Matt Mills McKnight

An explosion occurred Thursday morning in the 4400 block of Rainier Avenue South near South Genesee Street in a building that is occupied by Major Styles Natural Beauty Salon.

 Photo credit: Matt Mills McKnight

Traffic is being diverted from both directions of Rainier Avenue South while firefighters assess the damage and began investigating.

Photo Credit: Matt Mills McKnight

There are no reports of injuries at this time.

Metro bus service in both directions on Rainier Avenue S between S Alaska St and MLK Jr. S has been restored after being temporarily diverted; the stop southbound on Rainier Ave S just south of S Genesse St is closed.