Western NC explosion at hydrogen fuel plant damages homes, felt across Caldwell County

LONG VIEW, N.C. (WTVD) -- An explosion at a hydrogen fuel plant in western North Carolina was felt miles away and damaged homes close by.

The explosion happened at a OneH2, Inc. Hydrogen Fuel facility in Long View. A wall at the plant appeared to be blown out, according to WSOC.

Police and firefighters responded to the plant Tuesday just after 8 a.m. Several people told WSOC the explosion was so intense, rumbles were felt across parts of Hickory and Caldwell County. Nearby homes were damaged, as some had windows destroyed.

Forty-four employees were in the building at the time. No one was injured. Long View is just west of Hickory.

The cause of the explosion is under investigation.
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