Dust explosion leads to fire at Lynchburg business, no one injured


LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- The Lynchburg Fire Department responded to a fire at a business in Lynchburg after the welding arc set off a dust explosion.

The fire department said workers were doing maintenance on top of an oven at Hanwha Azdel, welding a new rod, when the welding arc set off a dust explosion fire in the roof system in the insulation, activating the sprinkler system.

Lynchburg Department of Emergency Services said the 2000 block of Enterprise Drive was shut down as a response.

Fire crews say Unit 8 arrived and extinguished the flames.

Lingering smoke on the roof was also extinguished.

No one was injured.

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