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Man seriously injured in explosion at scrap metal yard

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - A Longview man is seriously injured in an explosion at a scrap metal yard.

The explosion happened around 9:00 am, Friday at Youngblood's Scrap and Metals in the 1200 block of highway 31 in Longview.

An employee of Youngblood's was using a cutting torch at the back of the property when it sparked some flammable material in a nearby tank.

Residents that live near the business called police because they thought there was an earthquake.

The injured man was burned head to toe. He was flown to Parkland hospital in Dallas, but we do not know his condition.

The fire is out and Youngblood's is closed for the day.

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