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Car manufacturing plant catches fire, employees sustain injuries

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A fire and subsequent explosion at a Missouri Ford plant June 15 injured two employees and prompted a quick response from firefighters in the area.

Reported by NBC affiliate in Claycomo, Miss., KSHB, the Clay County Sheriff's department, along with the Claycomo and Kansas City fire departments responded to the local Ford plant blaze. 

According to Ron Stewart, fire chief of the Claycomo Fire Department, two employees working in the painting area of the facility sustained minor burn injuries resulting from a fire. Stewart noted that containers of solvent had exploded, inflicting injuries to two employees, while other employees used a portable fire extinguisher to contain the fire. 

It was not clear from news reports if a fire broke out first and caused an explosion, or if the explosion led to a fire. The cause of the fire and explosion has yet to be determined. The two employees who were injured during the incident were transported to a nearby hospital where they were treated for their burns.

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