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Fire Explosion at Pittsburgh Avenue Business

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At least one person has been injured following a reported explosion and fire at the Safety Kleen building at 1606 Pittsburgh Avenue.

The call came in around 9:45 Thursday morning.

The company deals with used oil so firefighters were cautious fearing secondary explosions.

Thick black smoke was seen over the area and police shut down Pittsburgh Avenue around the business.

Trains were also kept away from a nearby rail line until the fire was brought under control.

Initial reports say that one employee is suffering from burns but there is no report on a condition at this point.

Look for live reports across the stations of Lilly Broadcasting as well as updates on this site as they become available.

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