MINNEAPOLIS --  An explosion at a metal processing plant in Minneapolis on Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 19, has seriously injured two workers.

The employees had “significant injuries” from the blast at Metal-Matic in southeast Minneapolis, said a news release from the Minneapolis Fire Department.

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As of Wednesday night, Bryan Tyner with the department said there was no update on the condition of the workers who were taken to a local hospital or the cause of the explosion.

The explosion at 2:45 p.m. caused a small fire which was quickly extinguished by the firefighters.