Three People Injured in Fire at Conn-Weld in Princeton - Beckley, Bluefield & Lewisburg News, Weather, Sports

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An explosion in a sandblaster at Conn-Weld in Princeton sends three people to the hospital on Monday morning.  59News has confirmed that two of those victims were later transferred to Cabell-Huntington Hospital for burns.

Firefighters from the East River Volunteer Fire Department and Princeton Fire Department responded to the scene at around 9:30 a.m.  Leaders with the East River VFD said they believe that dust in the sandblaster may have been what started the blaze.

There is no word on the identities or conditions of the victims at this time.  The fire was contained quickly, but the plant was evacuated as a precaution.  Officials said that employees used nearly 50 fire extinguishers and were able to put out most of the blaze before the fire crews arrived.