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Explosion leads to fire at Shakopee business

Authorities say there were no reports of injuries and everyone who was inside the building was accounted for.

SHAKOPEE, Minn. - A gas explosion has led to a large fire at a Shakopee business Friday morning, according to authorities.

The Scott County Sheriff's Department said an explosion was reported at the Anchor Glass Container at 4108 Valley Industrial Blvd. N. in Shakopee around 9:30 a.m.

Credit: Kirk Duda, KARE
Authorities say an explosion at the Anchor Glass Container turned into an active fire Friday morning. 

They say there were no reports of injuries.

"That's the main thing, no one is hurt," said Travis Richins, environmental manager with Anchor Glass. "We can put everything else back together."

The explosion later turned into a fire at the building, which was quickly extinguished. Crews are on scene to assess the situation.

KARE 11 is on scene and will update this story as soon as more information is available.

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