Saturday, May 30, 2009

Salinas: Fire and Explosion Industrial Warehouse

Fire, Explosion Rock California Warehouse

SALINAS, Calif. -- An explosion took place at a large industrial warehouse in south Salinas on Friday.

Equipment inside the building, which is owned by Excelligence Learning Corp., exploded at about 6:45 p.m., causing the warehouse to go up in flames, fire officials said.

At least one person was taken to a local hospital with minor burn injuries.

Firefighters were getting a handle on the blaze as of 7:50 p.m.

When the explosion first took place, a plume of smoke could be seen coming from the building at Dayton Street and Harkins Road.

The area of south Salinas where the warehouse is located is highly industrial, and other buildings may have been affected by the flames.

There were about 50 employees working at the warehouse when the explosion took place.

Excelligence Learning Corp. is an international educational supply company.

Source: ksbw.com

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