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Explosion sets southern Indiana industrial factory on fire; 1 injured

November 19, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

An explosion set a southern Indiana plastics company on fire Thursday.

An explosion set a southern Indiana industrial company on fire Thursday. According to Indiana authorities, the explosion happened just before 10 a. m. and ignited a fire at Thomas Plastics Machinery Inc. in Scottsburg.

Watch video of the fire in the player below. As of 11:40 a. m. , the fire is mostly under control, officials said, but it could take awhile to contain hot spots.

The surrounding area was evacuated due to winds blowing smoke. Indiana State Police's Carey Huls said at least one person was injured.

EMA director Jeff Fortner said they were flown to UofL Health and the injuries were non-life threatening. Indiana fire officials confirmed that person was an employee. It's unclear at this time what exploded, causing the building to erupt in flames.

Fire marshals will investigate after the fire is out. Traffic on US 31 near the area is being impacted.

—An explosion set a southern Indiana industrial company on fire Thursday. According to Indiana authorities, the explosion happened just before 10 a. m. and ignited a fire at Thomas Plastics Machinery Inc. in Scottsburg.

As of 11:40 a. m. , the fire is mostly under control, officials said, but it could take awhile to contain hot spots.

The surrounding area was evacuated due to winds blowing smoke. Indiana State Police's Carey Huls said at least one person was injured.

EMA director Jeff Fortner said they were flown to UofL Health and the injuries were non-life threatening. Indiana fire officials confirmed that person was an employee.

Traffic on US 31 near the area is being impacted.

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