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On April 24, 2014, an explosion and fire rocked a plywood manufacturing plant about 90 miles north of Houston. The plant fire and explosion injured seven people.
The explosion occured at 6:15pm. Four of the injured employees were flown to a Houston hospital. They suffered serious burns, but none were life threatening. Three other injured employees were taken to a local hospital by ambulance.
It took fire crews approximately two hours to extinguish the fire that ignited as a result of the explosion. It is unknown at this time what caused the explosion or if any explosion detection or fire protection were installed at this plant.