(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) Firefighters battled a blaze in Pennsylvania Friday after an
explosion at a chocolate factory injured at least six people and
sent a plume of black smoke into the air above West Reading,
citing ap .
Berks County fire crews remained on the scene at the R.M. Palmer
Co. plant Friday night about 60 mile (96 kilometers) northwest of
Philadelphia, but few details had been released.
Six injured people were taken to Tower Hospital in West Reading,
NBC10 in Philadelphia first reported.
Officials at Tower Hospital did not immediately respond to phone
messages or emails from The Associated Press seeking comment.
The explosion occurred shortly before 5 p.m. in a building at
the plant at Second Avenue and Cherry Street. Debris covered roads
in the area, NBC10 reported.
West Reading police referred calls to the Berks County
communications center. A Berks County emergency dispatcher told the
AP Friday night that six people were injured but couldn't confirm
they had been hospitalized and had no other information.
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