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Explosion and fire reported at paint factory in Columbus Ohio

Explosion and fire reported at paint factory in Columbus Ohio

BREAKING NEWS: Huge explosion at paint factory shakes Columbus, Ohio

  • Firefighters are battling a blaze at Yenkin-Majestic Paints in Columbus, Ohio
  • Residents from miles around felt a powerful explosion that shook their homes
  • It is not yet known whether anyone was injured in the explosion or the fire 

Firefighters are battling a blaze at a paint factory in Columbus, Ohio, following an explosion.

The fire broke out shortly after midnight at Yenkin-Majestic Paints, NBC4 reports.

It is not currently known whether anyone was injured. Residents reported feeling a powerful explosion which shook their homes.

Firefighters are battling a blaze at a paint factory in Columbus, Ohio , following reports of an explosion

Firefighters are battling a blaze at a paint factory in Columbus, Ohio , following reports of an explosion

It is not currently known whether anyone was injured in the explosion or blaze

It is not currently known whether anyone was injured in the explosion or blaze

Stewart Smith tweeted: ‘Not sure what that was, but about 10 mins ago, there was what felt like large explosion on the east side of Columbus. (West of Airport/I-670 area). Powerful enough to shake my whole house Large smoke column seen west of me, multiple sirens can be heard. Not good.’ 

Brett Lawrence added: ‘It was all over the city, I think. I’m in central Columbus, by fairgrounds. We heard a “muffled” explosion-like sound and whole house shook, windows rattled. All the neighbors came out of their houses, our dog ran upstairs to see what was happening, etc.’

Stewart Smith tweeted: 'Not sure what that was, but about 10 mins ago, there was what felt like large explosion on the east side of Columbus. (West of Airport/I-670 area). Powerful enough to shake my whole house Large smoke column seen west of me, multiple sirens can be heard. Not good'

Stewart Smith tweeted: ‘Not sure what that was, but about 10 mins ago, there was what felt like large explosion on the east side of Columbus. (West of Airport/I-670 area). Powerful enough to shake my whole house Large smoke column seen west of me, multiple sirens can be heard. Not good’

The fire broke out shortly after midnight at Yenkin-Majestic Paints (file image)

The fire broke out shortly after midnight at Yenkin-Majestic Paints (file image)

Another Columbus resident tweeted: ‘Anyone on the east side of Columbus hear that explosion?! Shook our whole house. I’m in Reynoldsburg near Mount Carmel East. It was incredible!’

Roads in the area are currently being shut down. 

This is a developing story

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