Weekly Feature

2014-09-10 / Front Page

Explosion occurs at Praxair

Around midnight Sept. 3 an explosion occurred in the Research and Development wing of Praxair Inc., located at 175 E. Park Drive in the Town of Tonawanda, according to Town of Tonawanda police.

No one was injured during the incident, police said.

Heavy smoke and flames from building No. 103 were reported by the first officer to arrive.

Fire companies from the Town of Tonawanda, City of Tonawanda and Grand Island responded to assist.

The cause of the explosion is unknown.

Erie County fire investigators were called and responded to assist with the investigation.

Preliminary estimates peg damage at about $250,000.

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