Explosion and fire reported at paint factory in Columbus, Ohio

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BREAKING NEWS: Explosion and fire reported at paint factory in Columbus, Ohio

Firefighters fight a fire at a paint factory in Columbus, Ohio, after reports of an explosion.

The fire broke out shortly after midnight at Yenkin-Majestic Paints, NBC4 reports.

It is currently unknown if anyone was injured.

Firefighters fight a fire at a paint factory in Columbus, Ohio, after reports of an explosion

Firefighters fight a fire at a paint factory in Columbus, Ohio, after reports of an explosion

Stewart Smith tweeted, “I’m not sure what that was, but about 10 minutes ago there was what felt like a big explosion on the east side of Columbus. (West of Airport / I-670 area). Powerful enough to shake my whole house. Huge pillar of smoke seen west of me, multiple sirens can be heard. Not good.’

Brett Lawrence added, “I think it was all over town. I am in downtown Columbus at fairgrounds. We heard a “muffled” explosion-like noise and the whole house shook, windows rattled. All the neighbors came out of their homes, our dog ran upstairs to see what was happening, etc. ‘

Another Columbus resident tweeted, ‘Did anyone on the east side of Columbus hear that explosion ?! Shook our whole house. I am in Reynoldsburg near Mount Carmel East. It was unbelievable! ‘

Roads in the area are currently being closed.

This is a story in progress

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