Explosion, Fire at Yankton Propane Business Injures One

YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — An explosion and fireplace at a Yankton propane firm has injured one particular person and left the enterprise in ruins.

Robust winds fueled the fireplace at Lengthy’s Propane Tuesday and ignited a tanker truck parked subsequent to the constructing.

There is no phrase on the situation of the worker who was harm and brought to Avera Sacred Coronary heart Hospital.

“There was a person within the constructing,” Hearth Chief Brad Moser mentioned. “He obtained out, however I don’t know the extent of his accidents.”

Thick smoke led authorities to shut Freeway 50, the place the enterprise is situated, due to decreased visibility, the Yankton Press and Dakotan reported.

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Firefighters hauled in water from roughly a mile away to battle the blaze. A Metropolis of Yankton water truck was introduced in to help with water entry.

Moser mentioned that harm was heavy from the explosion and the ensuing fireplace.

“I might say the constructing is an entire loss,” he mentioned.

Firefighters from Lesterville and Gayville supplied mutual support.

The reason for the explosion is below investigation.

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