One man dies in biodiesel plant explosion and fire

Fifty miles north of Boise, Idaho on Friday, a fire broke out and caused an explosion at the Blue Sky Biodiesel facility. One man, Blaise Black, died and two were injured in the accident. The plant was not yet operational, and the explosion happened while Blue Sky employee Black was welding on top of a biodiesel storage tank. In the end, the entire building was engulfed in flame. Black's father and another man were burned and suffered smoke inhalation. The AP story on the event says that the Blue Sky facility was being converted from an old fruit warehouse and that the smoke from the fire was not believed to be dangerous to the community.
[Source: Seattle Post-Inquirer via Seattle Biofuels]

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