2 injured after truck explosion causes building fire in Fairfield County

Scene of a truck explosion and fire in Fairfield County (WBNS-10TV)
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Two people were injured after an explosion on a truck caused a fire at a business in Fairfield County.

According to Fairfield County EMA Director Jon Kochis, the engine of a cargo-style truck with a tank on the back exploded and caught fire Wednesday morning.

The truck was parked in a covered area adjacent to the BBU Environmental Services building on Horns Mills Road SE, just south of Lancaster. The explosion caused the building to catch fire.

Scene of a truck explosion and fire in Fairfield County (Scott Doelling/WBNS-10TV)
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Crews with the Berne Township Fire Department were able to extinguish the flames.

Fire officials say one person was flown to Ohio State Wexner Medical Center with burns to the hands and face and another was transported to Fairfield Medical Center in an unknown condition.

Authorities are unsure what was in the tank of the truck at this time but it is not believed to be hazardous material. The tank did not catch fire, according to fire officials.

No other details were immediately available.

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