3 Hurt in Fire and Explosion at Sparks Fuel Plant

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SPARKS, Nev. (AP) - Three people were injured in a fire and explosion at a clean-fuel plant in an industrial section of Sparks near the Truckee River.

Sparks fire officials say one man suffered burns and was hospitalized in the blast around 11:30 a.m. Friday at Advanced Refining Concepts on Coney Island Drive.

Fuel leaked from two of the 125-gallon tanks, and an environmental firm is cleaning it up.

Fire Marshall Robert King says the man who was hospitalized was burned on his face and other parts of his body. There was no immediate word on his condition. One firefighter was also treated for smoke inhalation.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.