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ELECTRICAL PANEL CAUSE OF COATING PLANT BLAZE THURSDAY AFTERNOON

Just before 1 pm, an explosion was reported at Ageion Coatings company on Jefferson Chemical Road in Conroe. Fire units arrived on the scene to find heavy black smoke billowing from a large warehouse. Additional tankers were called in along with NMC Fire hose wagon which carries several thousand feet of 5″ fire hose. However, Caney Creek Firefighters were able to quickly knock the blaze down. According to the Montgomery County Fire Marshal, several electricians were working in a 480-volt electrical panel when something happened to cause an explosion. The damage is minimal, there was no chemical release. Two workers were transported to Memorial Hermann in the Texas Medical Center with burns. The employees were able to go back into the Ageion Plant close to 3 pm when it was cleared by the Fire Marshal.

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