A “flash explosion” caused a fire at a business in South Windsor on Monday morning.
An employee was transferring methanol from a “55 gallon drum to a smaller container via a small electric pump,” at a business on Glendale Road around 8:30 a.m., police said.
During the transfer, authorities said a “flash explosion” ignited and sent it shooting toward a fence where it caught nearby debris and brush on fire. It is unclear what caused the “flash explosion.”
The employee making the transfer was “not injured,” according to police.
Along with the South Windsor Fire Department, officials Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection and the South Windsor Police Department were called to scene to help with fire.
After the “damaged drum” was removed from the building, the employees were allowed back in the business and it reopened.
There were no other hazardous materials located in the building.
The fire is under investigation by South Windsor Fire Marshal.
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