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Explosion Reported at Gridley Factory

By KRCR Staff
Published On: Mar 11 2013 10:57:57 AM CDT
Updated On: Feb 28 2013 10:58:04 PM CST

GRIDLEY, Calif. -

Officials with Butte County Cal Fire said three people were hurt in an explosion at "Mary's Gone Crackers" on Kentucky Street Thursday night.

They responded to the factory just after 7:00 p.m. When they arrived, they said they found three people hurt. A man suffered moderate injuries, including burns, and was flown to Enloe Medical Center in Chico. A woman suffered minor injuries and was transported to the hospital by ambulance. A third person who was hurt was not transported.

The fire caused about $10,000 in damage, and is believed to have originated in a cracker oven. A total of 18 fire personnel responded, including crews from both Cal Fire and Sutter County Fire.

This is the same factory that was recently the subject of a search warrant executed by federal agents after accusations the company was employing illegal workers and working to cover it up.