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CLINTON, N.C. — Two people were injured in an explosion at a North Carolina propane cylinder manufacturing and filling plant.

WRAL reported that crews responded Friday afternoon to a fire at Rapid Xchange Clinton where one person had to be airlifted to the hospital.

Homes and businesses near the explosion were evacuated. The fire burned parts of a nearby farm field and some woods.

There is no word on what caused the explosion or the name and conditions of the victims.

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