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Fire and explosion at Vulcan Inc.
Two people were seriously hurt after an explosion in Baldwin County yesterday morning.
Vulcan Inc. operates five metalworking plants at its campus on East Berry Avenue.
The fire and explosion was at "Plant One," where aluminum is cut and shaped into street signs.
Investigators say one of the machines exploded, but they're still trying to figure out why.
Two people with serious burns were taken to the U.S.A Regional Burn Center in Mobile.
Fifty others who work in the building were checked and treated at the scene.
The explosion shook the nearby Baldwin County Courthouse Annex.
Gay Carlson witnessed the explosion and said, "When you see all the tragedies and things on TV and all the terrorism and things like that, it makes you wonder. And after we saw the explosion and all that, we realized we saw the smoke billowing out of the aluminum plant.
Just four months ago, firefighters battled another fire at Vulcan.
That happened in September at the facility's aluminum-casting area.
That time, no one was hurt.