Explosion, fire injures 5 at North Carolina 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 North Carolina warehouse.

News media outlets quote Charlotte Fire Department Capt. Dennis Gist as saying that the fire started at Wilson Trucking Corp. just off Interstate 77 a few miles north of Uptown a little before 6 a.m. Wednesday.

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