A gas tank explosion inside a building injured a worker and caused a massive fire at Red Lion Salvage on Thursday afternoon, police said.
Emergency responders were called to the salvage yard in the 300 block of Craley Road in Windsor Township just after 1:45 p.m.
A worker was using a grinder inside a building at the salvage yard to remove a gas tank from a vehicle when the gas tank exploded, according to Detective Don Hopple Jr. of York Area Regional Police.
The explosion caused the building to catch fire, and that fire spread to a tower of cars nearby, Hopple said.
The worker was taken to York Hospital with burns, the detective said. His condition was not immediately available.
YORK, Pa. (AP) — Police say one employee has been injured after a gas tank explosion caused a massive fire at a Pennsylvania salvage yard.
York Area Regional Police Detective Don Hopple Jr. says an employee was using a grinder to remove the tank when it exploded at Red Lion Salvage on Thursday afternoon.
The employee has been transported to a hospital with burn-related injuries. His condition was not immediately released.
The explosion led to the building at the salvage yard and nearby vehicles catching fire. Smoke could be seen from miles away.
Hopple tells the York Dispatch the fire destroyed the building.
Firefighters were able to put out the blaze after battling it for about four hours.