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Boiler Explodes At Food Plant

(Hermiston, OR) -- A cause is being determined for an explosion that caused a massive fire at a food plant in Hermiston. A boiler explosion apparently caused the fire at Shearer's Foods. Two people were injured by the blast. Nearby Highway 207 was closed and Union Pacific closed a nearby rail line. Residents in the area were on standby to evacuate if the smoke plume became a threat.

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