Rock Island Explosion: One Hospitalized, Others Injured

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Rock Island Explosion (Feb. 15, 2018) Source: KWQC-TV6

One hospitalized, two others injured after explosion in Rock Island - UPDATE                                     

ROCK ISLAND, Il (KWQC) -  UPDATE (6:35 a.m.): The Rock Island Fire Marshal tells us one person has been taken to an area hospital after sustaining injuries from an explosion in Rock Island

Two others were injured but were treated on-scene. The call came in around 5 a.m. on Thursday.

Viewers around the area tell TV-6 they could feel an explosion or rumble, and the Fire Marshal says it was a "very significant explosion" that very well could have been felt around the area. He said the explosion was powerful enough to push concrete walls back.  

The cause of the explosion is under investigation, however, they do believe it may have been caused by a forklift that was being started at the start of the shift. 

Story Source & Image Source: KWQC-TV6

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