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LP Vaporizer Explodes at Streater Inc. in Albert Lea

Posted at: 12/29/2013 10:23 PM
Updated at: 12/30/2013 9:15 AM



We have received reports about a possible explosion at Streater Manufacturing out of Albert Lea.
We have received reports about a possible explosion at Streater Manufacturing out of Albert Lea.
Photo: Daniel C.

Credit: MGN
Credit: MGN

(ABC 6 NEWS) -- The State Fire Marshal is investigating an LP vaporizer explosion at Streater Inc. in Albert Lea.

Albert Lea Fire Department received a call at 9:03 p.m. Sunday. Upon arrival, crews found an LP vaporizer exploded and was engulfed in flames. Crews put out the fire.

No was was hurt in the incident.

Several witnesses report hearing an explosion around that time.

Kevin Davis, a spokesperson for Streater Inc. calls the incident a mechanical failure. He says employees will not be back to work until Thursday but that time off was previously scheduled.

Streater Inc. manufactures retail store displays.