2 workers hurt when 55-gallon drum explodes in north Bakersfield


UPDATE: A Kern County Fire Department spokesman said a 55-gallon drum exploded in the back of a building operated by NuSil. Two workers were injured.

He said the drum contained “mixed flammable liquids,” but he didn't say what exactly caused the explosion.

The original story is below.


Some workers have been evacuated and firefighters have responded after a loud noise, like an explosion, was heard Wednesday morning on the 2300 block of Pegasus Drive, near Meadows Field Airport.

No smoke can be seen from outside the businesses in the area.

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