COLUMBUS, Ohio — At least eight people are injured, two critically, after an explosion and a fire at a paint manufacturing plant in Columbus overnight Thursday.
One person has died, according to the Columbus Division of Fire.
Firefighters from the department responded just after midnight to Majestic Paints, located at 1920 Leonard Avenue, for a second alarm fire.
Five employees were wounded and taken to local hospitals.
Two other employees were trapped inside the building and had to be extricated and transported in critical condition to nearby hospitals.
In the latest update from the department at 5:15 a.m., the fire is contained but officials said visible black smoke remained from the original building where the fire started.
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