Convention Center Explosion Rocks Selma City Hall

An explosion at the Convention Center in downtown Selma caused major damage to the building and rocked City Hall.

The explosion happened around 6:30 this evening. The blast damaged a section of the building — on the left rear corner of the building. The convention center is located directly behind city hall — where a budget meeting was being held tonight. Selma Mayor James Perkins says the force of the blast shook city hall.

“We’re going to have fire investigators examining it. But clearly, a tremendous amount of pressure built up in something and it exploded in that building,” Perkins said. He then said the explosion also caused some smoke and fire damage — inside the building.

Thankfully, no one was hurt in the blast.

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