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hermiston oregon, Explosion reported at food services building

hermiston oregon Explosion

hermiston oregon, Explosion reported at food services building
hermiston oregon, Explosion reported at food services building

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HERMISON, Oregon – Deputies for the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office, along with firefighters and medical personnel, were called to the scene of an explosion at a food service building in eastern Oregon on Tuesday afternoon.

Firefighters, first responders and officers respond to Shearer’s Foods off Interstate 207 in Hermiston, where staff have reported a large boiler explosion sending thick plumes of dark smoke into the air around Umatilla County.

An explosion reported at Shearer’s Foods in Hermiston closed part of OR Highway 207.

Explosion reported at Shearer’s Foods in hermiston oregon

Heading south between Feedville Road and the truck stop near I-84 Exit 182. Several agencies at the scene.

An image included in the press release showed black smoke billowing from a large section of an industrial building, with flames visible sticking out from one side. At least one wall of the building appears to have burned and partially collapsed in the photo.

According to a social media alert from the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office, authorities expect several injuries as a result of the explosion – although details on the number of people injured are limited at this time.

The Union Pacific Railroad near the railway line was also closed.

UCSO is asking the public to stay away from the area.

Police said the column was initially kept high enough to avoid the need to evacuate, but the public is being asked to avoid the area.

Authorities have contacted Union Pacific Railroad so they can shut down traffic on the railroad, which is located near the food factory.

Please note that all persons – including residents, travelers and everyone in between – are advised to avoid the area of ​​this fire; It is located at 78035 OR-207 in Hermston.

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