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Published March 26, 2013, 08:55 AM

No serious injuries in blast at Bismarck business

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Authorities say one worker had singed hair on his beard and two others reported hearing loss after an explosion inside a Bismarck business, but there were no serious injuries.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Authorities say one worker had singed hair on his beard and two others reported hearing loss after an explosion inside a Bismarck business, but there were no serious injuries.

The blast at BEP Petroleum & Tank on Monday afternoon blew a hole in the roof of the building. Fire officials say workers welding on a tanker used to transport petroleum products ignited fumes inside the tank.

Damage was estimated at about $50,000.

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