Explosion at Kingsford building causes fire

KINGSFORD — Kingsford Public Safety was dispatched to Smith Castings on N. Balsam Avenue for a reported explosion at 1:25pm Friday afternoon.

It was determined that an explosion occurred when molten metal came into contact with water. Employees on scene advised that the fire was extinguished, and officers then ventilated the building.

Minor injuries were reported with one employee being transferred to the hospital by Beacon Ambulance. The cause of that explosion is under investigation tonight.