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Explosion rocks Fort Wayne business, no injuries reported

September 11, 2019

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A high-pressure water tank has exploded inside a northeastern Indiana business, blowing a large hole in the business’ roof but causing no injuries.

Firefighters were called to Biodyne USA, a biochemical supplier, about 6:30 a.m. Wednesday after employees at a neighboring business on Fort Wayne’s south side noticed debris on their lawn.

Allen County Fire District Chief Don Patnoude tells WANE-TV that a high-pressure water tank inside Biodyne USA exploded, blowing off a portion of the roof and crumpling a garage door on the building. The blast also sent debris toward an adjacent business.

Officials say no one was inside the building at the time of the explosion, no one was hurt and the building never caught fire.

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Information from: WANE-TV, http://www.wane.com/

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