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Employee injured in fire from multiple explosions at Hickory propane business

According to Catawba County Emergency Management, firefighters were called to Highway 321.
Crews were called to an active fire emergency in Hickory Friday afternoon.
Crews were called to an active fire emergency in Hickory Friday afternoon.(Source: WBTV)
Published: Sep. 3, 2021 at 2:24 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 3, 2021 at 3:53 PM EDT
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HICKORY, N.C. (WBTV) - One person was injured in a fire from multiple explosions at a propane business in Hickory Friday afternoon, officials said.

According to Catawba County Emergency Services, firefighters were called to James Oxygen at 30 Highway 321 NW Hickory around 1:28 p.m.

Firefighters were seen putting out a vehicle that looked to have been engulfed in flames.

According to Catawba County Emergency Management, firefighters were called to Highway 321.
According to Catawba County Emergency Management, firefighters were called to Highway 321.(Catawba County Emergency Management)

When crews arrived, smoke was visible from outside and reported multiple explosions.

The blaze was extinguished around 3 p.m.

An employee was taken to a local hospital.

Cause of the fire and damage estimates are not available at this time.

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