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3 injured in Pasadena explosion

March 16, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
An explosion in Pasadena has injured three people, one severely.The explosion occurred at California Linen Service company in Pasadena, at 40 E. California Blvd., at approximately 4 p.m. Monday.

A linen delivery truck was being filled with compressed natural gas when the explosion occurred. The explosion blew out doors, windows and panels in the linen truck, and blew a huge hole through its roof. A cannister was blown about 1,000 feet into the air, and about 150 feet across California Blvd.

Three patients were treated at the scene for burns. One victim was reportedly more severely injured, according to Pasadena Fire Dept. spokesperson Lisa Derderian. One other was burned. The third victim's injuries were reported as minor. The other two injured people were transported to nearby Huntington Hospital. The third person was later transported to the hospital.

Pasadena Fire Dept. personnel and police officers were on scene assisting.

The building is located about two blocks from Huntington Hospital.


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