Explosion, fire injures 5 workers at Charlotte warehouse


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — ?Authorities say five workers have been taken to the hospital after an explosion and fire on the loading dock of a Charlotte warehouse.

Charlotte Fire Department Capt. Dennis Gist told media outlets that the fire started at Wilson Trucking Corp. just off Interstate 77 a few miles north of Uptown around 5:45 a.m. Wednesday.

Gist says one of the workers may have life-threatening injuries.

Gist says it took firefighters about an hour to get the blaze under control and hazardous material crews are helping.

Gist says the cause of the explosion and fire has not been determined.

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