An explosion that occurred today at 7:15 AM in a depot of the Pennsylvania Army has caused several injuries in the facility. The depot which suffered the explosion, the Letterkenny Army Depot, holds ammunition and explosives. They have stated in a post— which was made at 8:30 AM this morning which has now been deleted— that although injuries did occur and at least three people were taken for medical treatment, there is no further danger at this time. The local fire company has confirmed that three burn victims have been transported for treatment. More people were assisted at the scene of the explosion, but information on exactly how many is not currently available. There have been reports of people running around with chemical burns.
The cause of the explosion is currently unknown. The staff who work at the depot have been ordered by a now deleted Facebook post to “remain at your work area until further notified”, and those who are outside the buildings were told that “If you are outside of the main gate, please do not attempt entrance at this time.” The staff is also expected to keep silent about the issue online. A Facebook post stated that they do not suspect terrorist activity is at play here, but that post has been deleted at the time this article is being written.
Letterkenny Army Depot declined to give any comments or answer any questions about the issue, saying that a press statement will be released in several hours (at the time this article was written). They could not answer any questions about the suspected cause of the explosion or about any of the injuries.
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