Multiple fire crews in Ohio have been battling a large blaze after a huge explosion destroyed a Cleveland-area manufacturing plant.
According to Fox 8, witnesses said an explosion occurred at the I Schumann & Co. metal and paint plant in Bedford just after 2 pm on Monday.
The factory produces copper alloys.
Authorities have confirmed that the explosion killed one person and injured several more people.
13 people were injured and taken to a nearby hospital, the Oakwood Village Fire Department said.
At least one person is in critical condition, the news report said.
🚨#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
— R A W S A L E R T S (@rawsalerts) February 20, 2023
Fire Capt. Brian DiRocco said he saw some burn victims at the scene and that at least one person had to be pulled from the rubble before being taken to the hospital.
A large plume of smoke coming from the building could be seen in the air.
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
The cause of the explosion has not been determined.
Videos posted to social media purportedly show damaged vehicles struck by debris from the fire.
Not a single story on CNN’s homepage
Not a mention on Drudge
Journalists are getting arrested for investigating the Ohio train explosion and animals are dropping dead miles away
What the hell is going on in Ohio and why is the media not talking about it?! pic.twitter.com/pVQjbNsrXS
— DC_Draino (@DC_Draino) February 13, 2023
READ MORE: EPA Issues ‘Shelter in Place’ Warning amid Florida Industrial Plant Fire