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2 seriously injured after explosion at commercial building in Minneapolis

The explosion was reported at around 3 p.m.

Two people suffered "significant injuries" following an explosion and fire at a building in Minneapolis.

It happened on the 600 block of 2nd Street SE in the Marcy-Holmes neighborhood, not far from Saint Anthony Main, with Minneapolis Fire Department confirming the incident at around 3 p.m.

Two people have been taken from the building with severe injuries and were taken to an area hospital.

The commercial building is home to Metal Matic, which manufactures carbon steel tubing. 

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The fire department said the bulk of the fire had been knocked down and that everyone else in the building had been evacuated safely.

People nearby reported hearing a "loud boom" before seeing smoke rise from the building.

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