2 injured in explosion at gas facility in Grand County

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GRAND COUNTY, Utah, July 28, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — Two people were injured Saturday in an explosion at a gas collection facility in Grand County.

According to a news release from the Grand County Sheriff’s Office, officials received a report just before 10:15 a.m. of an explosion at the facility approximately two miles north of I-70 off the 214 Exit.

Lower Valley Emergency Services, Grand County Emergency Services, Moab Fire Department and Thompson Fire responded to the location, as did Classic Helicopter with one medical helicopter out of Moab and another out of Vernal.

Two people were injured, the news release said, but the seriousness of those injuries is not known at this time. The injured patients were transported by medical helicopter to hospitals in Utah and Colorado.

The fire was quickly extinguished and the gas was shut off, officials said.

Grand County Sheriff’s Office is on scene and an investigation into the cause of the fire is pending.

Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information is made available.


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