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1 injured after explosion at fireworks retailer in Polk County

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Polk County, Mo - Fire crews from multiple agencies battling a large explosion at a fireworks retailer in Polk County on Tuesday.

The explosion happening at AM Pyrotechnics LLC, 2429 E. 535th Road, around 7:30 p.m.

At least one victim, a woman who worked at the retailer, was airlifted to the hospital after suffering burns on 90 percent of her body, according to officials.

Several roads were blocked and the area was evacuated as crews worked the scene.

Pleasant Hope fire crews and police department, the Missouri State Highway Patrol and Polk County Sheriff's Office responded to the fire as well as other fire departments in the area.

The fire marshal on the scene told FOX 5 it will take at least a week to learn the official cause of the fire.

A family member of the woman injured told FOX 5 that the victim is Samantha Dean of Springfield. 

Read more here: http://www.fox5krbk.com/story/38573586/victim-of-fireworks-warehouse-fire-identified

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