Firefighters are battling a blaze at a paint factory in Columbus, Ohio, following an explosion.
The fire broke out shortly after midnight at Yenkin-Majestic Paints, NBC4 reports.
It is not currently known whether anyone was injured. Residents reported feeling a powerful explosion which shook their homes.
Massive fire in northeast columbus along Leonard ave. Firefighters at a paint plant where multiple explosions have occurred. We are checking on injuries. Stay with 10tv https://t.co/3dZLqPbMux and Wake Ip CBUS for the latest pic.twitter.com/Aw0Pvhd8BG— Tino Ramos (@Tino10TV)
Stewart Smith tweeted: ‘Not sure what that was, but about 10 mins ago, there was what felt like large explosion on the east side of Columbus. (West of Airport/I-670 area). Powerful enough to shake my whole house Large smoke column seen west of me, multiple sirens can be heard. Not good.’
Brett Lawrence added: ‘It was all over the city, I think. I’m in central Columbus, by fairgrounds. We heard a “muffled” explosion-like sound and whole house shook, windows rattled. All the neighbors came out of their houses, our dog ran upstairs to see what was happening, etc.’
Another Columbus resident tweeted: ‘Anyone on the east side of Columbus hear that explosion?! Shook our whole house. I’m in Reynoldsburg near Mount Carmel East. It was incredible!’
Roads in the area are currently being shut down.
This is a developing story
Source: Thanks msn.com