Fireworks Plant Explosion Leaves 1 Dead, Two Injured

TENINO, Wash. (June 18, 2014) A 74-year-old man who was injured in an explosion at a fireworks plant in Washington state later died at a hospital, Thurston County sheriff's spokesman Lt. Greg Elwin said.

Two others were hurt in the explosion near Tenino, Wash., and were taken to hospitals.

The explosion at Entertainment Fireworks was reported just before 10 a.m. Wednesday, a dispatcher said.

A call to Entertainment Fireworks was answered by someone who said they had no comment at this time.

On its website, Entertainment Fireworks says it's the largest fireworks company based in Washington state and puts on fireworks displays and distributes fireworks.

A tweet from the Thurston County sheriff's office says there no indication of criminal activity at the explosion and deputies will assist regulators when they arrive to investigate.


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