Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Big blast shakes Morganton, Burke County

I'm a little late on this, but I heard the tail-end of the story while I had news playing in the background. An explosion at a plant manufacturing paint and water treatment chemicals injured 14 employees, two seriously. One was flown to the burn center at NC Baptist Hospital. The blast shook all of Burke County. It could be heard throughout Morganton and even as far south as Lincoln County. It also caused extensive damage to a nearby church. Authorities still have not determined the cause.

The Morganton Times-Herald has several good stories, a photo gallery and video.


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