Reports of Multiple Injuries After Large Explosion at Metal Plant in Ohio

Multiple people were taken to hospital after an explosion sparked a fire at a metals plant in Bedford, Ohio, on February 20, fire authorities said.

In a press conference, Fire Captain Brian DiRocco said 14 people were injured in the explosion at I. Schumann & Co, 13 of whom were transferred to hospital with at least one person in critical condition.

DiRocco said there were several burn injuries and that the cause of the explosion was under investigation.

This footage, filmed by Eric Downing on Interstate 271, shows large plumes of smoke billowing skyward from nearby Oakwood. Credit: Eric Downing via Storyful

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