8 Injured, 1 Missing After Explosion and Fire at Ohio Manufacturing Plant

An explosion and fire early Thursday at an Ohio manufacturing plant left eight people injured and one person missing.

The explosion at the Yenkin-Majestic Paint facility in Columbus happened around 12:05 a.m., triggering a fire, Columbus Fire Battalion Chief Steve Martin told reporters.

Some of the injured were able to get out of the plant while others were rescued before being taken to the hospital, authorities said. Two people were initially listed in critical condition but later upgraded to stable, Martin said.

Crews early Thursday searched the site and worked to extinguish the fire, and some nearby businesses were evacuated.

The cause of the explosion wasn’t immediately known.

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