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Man in critical condition after explosion at Utah diesel shop

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A man is in critical condition after an explosion and fire at an industrial shop in Brigham City. (Photo: Box Elder County FD)

(KUTV) — A man is in critical condition after an explosion and fire at an industrial shop in Brigham City.

The fire also gutted S&M Diesel, the shop where the fire started, resulting in a total loss for the business.

Box Elder County Fire said an employee was welding and hit a fuel tank causing the explosion and fire with damage estimates as high as $400,000. It took 25 firefighters from six agencies to take the fire down, which is now out. The emergency call originated at 5:14 p.m.

The injured man was originally taken to Bear River hospital and air transportation was requested, but it cannot be confirmed if he has been taken to a different hospital.

Another man was also hurt and is in fair condition while a woman was treated at the scene for distress. Ages of the victims was not available.


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