Several people were sent to a hospital for burns Monday after a metal factory in the Cleveland area of Ohio went up in flames, creating a large plume of smoke from the building.
Local media reported witnesses heard a big “boom” shortly after 2:00 p.m. at the I Schumann & Co. metal and paint plant in Oakwood Village, which produces copper alloys, in Bedford, Ohio. Several ambulances and authorities raced to the scene to rescue victims and contain the fire.
🚨#BREAKING: Mass Casualty Incident after a multiple massive explosion has occurred at a metal manufacturing plant⁰⁰📌#Bedford | #Ohio⁰⁰Currently multiple authorities and emergency crews are battling a massive fire at a metal manufacturing plant in Bedford Ohio with multiple… https://t.co/62qnuVKmR8 pic.twitter.com/8DhF5JDocD
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A local Fox affiliate confirmed authorities transported multiple people to the MetroHealth Medical Center hospital.
News helicopters flying over the scene witness fire and a large plume of smoke coming from the building, which firefighters reportedly have under control.
Several videos posted on social media show debris surrounding the scene and fire-damaged vehicles nearby.
Ohio explosion at a metal factory is being reported as a ‘mass casualty incident.’
Pray for Ohio.pic.twitter.com/DhjdRvBATI
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) February 20, 2023
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