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TWO HURT IN CITY LANDFILL EXPLOSION (Update)

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FIRE OFFICIALS SAY IT MAY HAVE BEEN A BUILDUP OF METHANE GAS THAT LED TO AN EXPLOSION IN A BUILDING AT THE SIOUX CITY LANDFILL THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

THE BLAST SENT TWO MEN EMPLOYED BY GILL HAULING, WHICH RUNS THE LANDFILL, TO THE HOSPITAL WITH INJURIES.

THE LANDFILL WAS CLOSED WHILE DAMAGE TO THE BUILDING IS ASSESSED AND THE EXACT CAUSE OF THE EXPLOSION IS DETERMINED.

AUTHORITIES AT THE SCENE SAID THE INJURIES TO THE VICTIMS DID NOT APPEAR TO BE LIFE THREATENING.

Updated 7am 12/28/18

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AN EXPLOSION AT THE SIOUX CITY LANDFILL SENT TWO PEOPLE TO THE HOSPITAL THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

FIRE RESCUE UNITS WERE DISPATCHED TO THE LANDFILL AFTER AN EXPLOSION AND FIRE TOOK PLACE IN A BUILDING THERE AROUND 12:10PM.

AUTHORITIES AT THE SCENE SAID THE INJURIES TO THE VICTIMS WERE NOT LIFE THREATENING AND THE FIRE WAS QUICKLY CONTAINED.

INVESTIGATORS WERE STILL AT THE SCENE THIS AFTERNOON AND THE CAUSE OF THE BLAST HAD NOT BEEN DETERMINED.