Explosion sparks massive fire at Pennsylvania salvage yard

AP News
Posted: Jul 14, 2017 11:03 AM

YORK, Pa. (AP) — Police say one employee has been injured after a gas tank explosion caused a massive fire at a Pennsylvania salvage yard.

York Area Regional Police Detective Don Hopple Jr. says an employee was using a grinder to remove the tank when it exploded at Red Lion Salvage on Thursday afternoon.

The employee has been transported to a hospital with burn-related injuries. His condition was not immediately released.

The explosion led to the building at the salvage yard and nearby vehicles catching fire. Smoke could be seen from miles away.

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Hopple tells the York Dispatch the fire destroyed the building.

Firefighters were able to put out the blaze after battling it for about four hours.