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2 injured in Minneapolis building explosion

According to Minneapolis Fire officials, two employees were transported to an area hospital with "significant injuries" in a building explosion Wednesday.

MINNEAPOLIS - Fire officials say an explosion that injured two people in Minneapolis' Marcy-Holmes neighborhood originated in a metal dust collector.

Fire officials reported the explosion on Twitter at about 3 p.m. on Wednesday. The call came in at the metal processing plant located right off the I-35W bridge on the 600 block of 2nd Street SE.

According to Minneapolis Fire officials, two employees were transported to an area hospital with "significant injuries."

Assistant Fire Chief Bryan Tyner said the fire started as a result of the explosion, which happened in a metal dust collector that gathers metal particles from the air. Tyner said they are designed to prevent something like this from happening, but an explosion is not unheard of.

Fire officials were able to get the fire under control and all other occupants were safely evacuated. No firefighters were injured.

Credit: Marisa DeCandido, KARE 11
Fire officials responded to an explosion in the St. Anthony Main neighborhood of Minneapolis on Wednesday afternoon.