A number of people were rushed to local hospitals this past Monday for extreme burns in the wake of a metal factory located in the Cleveland area of Ohio exploding into flame, spawning a massive plume of dark smoke from the building.
Local media outlets reported that local residents heard a massive “boom” at just about 2:00 p.m. from the area of the Schumann & Co. metal and paint plant located in the area of Oakwood Village, which is a known producer of copper alloys, in Bedford, Ohio. A large number of ambulances and first responders sprinted to the scene to assist in the rescuing of victims and the containment of the blaze.
????#BREAKING: Mass Casualty Incident after a multiple massive explosion has occurred at a metal manufacturing plant⁰⁰????#Bedford | #Ohio⁰⁰Currently multiple authorities and emergency crews are battling a massive fire at a metal manufacturing plant in Bedford Ohio with multiple… https://t.co/62qnuVKmR8 pic.twitter.com/8DhF5JDocD
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One local affiliate for Fox officially confirmed with authorities that a large number of people were transported over to the MetroHealth Medical Center hospital.
Quite a few news helicopters could be seen flying over the scene and reportedly witnessed a large fire with massive plumes of smoke pouring out of the building, which firefighters reportedly have under control.
A large number of videos that have been posted across social media highlight a large amount of debris scattered around the scene and a large number of heavily fire-damaged cars and trucks scattered about.
Ohio explosion at a metal factory is being reported as a ‘mass casualty incident.’
Pray for Ohio.pic.twitter.com/DhjdRvBATI
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) February 20, 2023