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1 dead, 1 injured in explosion at Butte business

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Posted at 10:16 AM, Mar 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-16 12:16:58-04

BUTTE — One man is dead and another man was seriously injured in an explosion at a Butte business Monday afternoon.

According to Sheriff Ed Lester, an explosion was reported around 4:10 p.m. on Monday at Silver Bow Truck and Auto Center on Wynne Avenue.

Sheriff Lester said in a media release the two men were working on an oil storage tank when the explosion happened.

One of the men was pronounced dead at the scene, and the other was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. No further information about the extent of the injured man's condition was available.

Investigators with Butte Fire, Butte Police, and the Butte-Silver Bow Coroners office are at the scene, according to the release, and A-1 Ambulance also responded to the incident.

The names of the two men are not being released at this time. Sheriff Lester said more information will be released as it becomes available.

We will keep you updated as we learn more details.