Ogden storage unit explosion kills one and sends another to the hospital in serious condition

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OGDEN, Utah (ABC4 News) – A storage unit fire killed one-man and send another the hospital Saturday afternoon.

Ogden City Fire Department Fire Chief, Mike Mathieu says a large explosion inside a storage unit located at 2924 Pennsylvania killed one man on scene and sent another to the hospital in serious condition with significant burns.

Officials say there was evidence of a five-gallon propane tank inside the unit attached to a heater, there were also motor vehicles inside. Mathieu says the cause of the fire is under investigation and that all evidence is being taken into consideration.

Nineteen firefighters, three ladders trucks, an engine, two ambulances, and a battalion chief responded to the scene.

The estimated damage of the three to four storage units involved is unknown at this time.

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