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.