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Blast at Washington state aerospace plant injures five

14 July 2015

Authorities in northeast Washington state said that five people were injured in an explosion at the Zodiac Aerospace plant in Newport, Wash, late on July 14. Two people were critically injured and three seriously injured, and severe damage is reported in the plant. 

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A Spokane Fire Department spokesman said 30 people were inside the plant at the time. The company makes aircraft interiors at the Newport facility.

The cause of the explosion was not immediately known.

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