No injuries after explosion rocks New Haven scrapyard

NEW HAVEN -- Fire officials confirmed that an explosion has happened in New Haven at a scrapyard.

The scrap yard is located at 808 Washington Avenue.

An industrial compactor was functioning normally when it crushed a cylinder that exploded. There is no word yet as to what the cylinder may have contained.

There was a fire that was contained inside the compactor, and the fire was quickly put out.

No one was injured, though two workers who were checked out by first responders refused further treatment.

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and OSHA were also called to the scene.

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