Equipment Malfunction at Biomass Plant Causes Explosion, Injuring 2

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Authorities say that two people were hurt in an apparent equipment malfunction that caused an explosion at an Ione power plant Wednesday morning.

Emergency dispatch got a call around 5:37 a.m. about some sort of explosion at the Buena Vista Biomass Power plant. At the scene, fire medics found two people suffering from numerous injuries. One person had a cut to the head and burns, while another had burns to the hand and lacerations to head and face.

Medics life flighted the patient with lacerations, while the other one was taken by ground transport.

Sheriff's deputies showed up at the scene as well to make sure there wasn't a terrorist threat, but the explosion looks to be just an equipment malfunction, authorities told FOX40.

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