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Cause of Lexington UPS facility explosion released

The Lexington Fire Department said a spark from a propane torch caused the explosion at a UPS facility.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WHAS11) -- The cause of an accidental explosion in Lexington at a UPS maintenance facility was released by the fire department.

Investigators with the Lexington Fire Department said a spark from a propane torch ignited a leaky tank on Wednesday. It contained a chemical often used as a fuel.

The explosion hurt eight people, including a UPS driver and the operator of the torch, and damaged the building.

None of the tanks exploded, but the blast was felt in nearby Lexington neighborhoods.

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