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Long Beach plant explosion forces evacuations; no injuries

An explosion at a steam generating plant, shown above, at Studebaker Road and Second Street in Long Beach, forced the evacuation of the

March 20, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
Long Beach fire fighters responded to an explosion at a power plant Wednesday morning. Fortunately, there were no injuries.

The incident happened shortly before 8 a.m. at a steam generating plant at Studebaker Road and Second Street in Long Beach.

An evacuation was limited to the property. A rupture happened in one of the tubes that carries high-pressure steam and water to a boiler.

Repairs are likely to take several days or up to one week, officials said.