Six workers were injured Wednesday morning in an explosion and fire at a trucking company warehouse in north Charlotte, Charlotte fire officials said.
One of the employees had life-threatening injuries, while the other workers’ injuries were not considered life-threatening.
The fire started at about 5:45 a.m. at Wilson Trucking Corp. in the 7500 block of Statesville Road.
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Ninety firefighters battled the blaze, which produced billowing black smoke and forced the closure of Statesville Road in both directions between Sunset Road and Lakeview Road.
The fire caused about $1.5 million in damage, Captain Jackie Gilmore of the Charlotte Fire Department said. The cause is under investigation.
A spokeswoman at Wilson Trucking’s corporate offices in Fishersville, Va., said the company had no information to release about the fire.