Crews Called to Explosion, Dust Hopper Fire at Cabinet Plant

An investigation is underway into the cause of the blast and fire at the East Providence, RI manufacturing facility.

Powder Bulk Solids Staff

December 13, 2021

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Crews were sent to a cabinet manufacturing plant in East Providence, RI last Friday after an explosion occurred at the facility and a fire ignited in a dust hopper, local news reports said.

Fire officials told NBC News affiliate WJAR that firefighters responded to the scene around 3:30 p.m. and discovered a fire in a dust hopper outside the plant upon arrival. The flames had extended inside the building.

The two-alarm fire was swiftly doused and no injuries were documented, coverage by news broadcaster WPRI said.

Fire Chief Glenn Quick said in WJAR’s account that the structure formerly housed a wood pellet firm.

An investigation into the cause of the blast and blaze has been opened by the East Providence Fire Marshal.

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Established in 1983, Powder & Bulk Solids (PBS) serves industries that process, handle, and package dry particulate matter, including the food, chemical, and pharmaceutical markets.

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