MINNEAPOLIS - A three-alarm fire at a Minneapolis metal production plant caused several explosions and sent one firefighter to the hospital Friday night.
Minneapolis Fire says around 9 p.m., crews responded to a report of fire at Smith Foundry Co., a company that produces metal castings, at 1855 E 28th Street. Firefighters found flames coming from a storage building and stacks of wood pallets had caught fire. The fire eventually spread to a rack of propane tanks that caused them to explode.
By 10 p.m., a second and third alarm called for additional firefighters. The fire was under control around 11 p.m.
Minneapolis Fire says Smith Foundry employees were inside the building at the time of the fire and made it out safely.
One firefighter was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center for possible heat exhaustion. The firefighter was treated and released. There were no injuries to civilians.
The Red Cross was also called to the scene to provide assistance to the employees and firefighters.
The fire is currently under investigation.
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