1 Injured in Explosion and Fire at Oil and Chemical Facility in Carson

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One person suffered minor burns today in an explosion and fire at an oil and chemical storage terminal in Carson.

Firefighters sent to the 2000 block of Sepulveda Boulevard at 5:40 a.m. extinguished the flames in about a half hour, the Los Angeles County Fire Department reported.

The explosion and fire at the Kinder Morgan terminal occurred as a truck was either loading or unloading jet fuel at the facility, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The cause of the explosion and fire was under investigation.

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