DAWSONVILLE, Ga. -- Two people were injured when a propane tank exploded at a propane refurbishment facility on Easy Street in Dawsonville.
According to Deputy Chief Tim Satterfield of Dawson County Emergency Services,the incident happened around 6:25 Wednesday evening.
Satterfield said threepeople were unloading a tractortrailer that had deliveredapproximately 20 250-gallon tanks of propane to the plant.Oneof the tanks fell off the truck, rupturinig a valve, and somehow a fire was ignited, causing theexplosion.
Two people suffered second and third degree burns.Both were sent to Grady MemorialHospital. One was transported by helicopter, the other by ground ambulance.
Crewscontained the fire andForsyth County HAZMAT wason scene Wednesday night as authorities continued to investigate.