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Hot dog cart blast injures two in Kamloops

Two people were injured in a hot dog cart explosion in the parking lot at Canadian Tire on Hillside Drive in Kamloops, Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014,
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December 27, 2014 - 1:25 PM

KAMLOOPS – Two people were taken to Royal Inland Hospital in serious condition after a hot dog cart explosion in the Canadian Tire parking lot on Hillside Drive Saturday morning.

Kamloops Fire Rescue assistant chief Brian Lannon says emergency crews were informed of the explosion shortly after 11 a.m.

He says someone used an extinguisher before fire crews arrived and found two patients hurt.

Lannon says one bystander was thrown more than four metres following the explosion.

The two patients were transported by ground ambulance to Royal Inland Hospital with serious injuries, according to Preet Grewal with the B.C. Ambulance Service.

No word yet on what caused the explosion as fire investigators look into the blast.

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- This story was updated at 8:20 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014 to include information from Kamloops Fire Rescue.

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