Chemical explosion in NE Portland, 1 person injured

Multnomah County

Explosion happened at Pentagon Industries

Portland Fire & Rescue crews respond to a hazmat incident on NE 112th Avenue, Oct. 8, 2021. (Portland Fire & Rescue )

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — At least one person was hurt in a chemical explosion at a Northeast Portland commercial building, PF&R officials said.

A drum exploded due to a chemical reaction of some kind, injuring one person in the process, at Pentagon Industries at NE 112th and Airport Way, PF&R said. Officials said there was no fire.

The extent of the damage is unknown at this time. A hazmat team responded to the scene.

The injured person was rushed to a hospital by ambulance, but officials said the injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

KOIN 6 News will have more information as soon as possible.

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