Explosion in Round Rock seriously injures one

The Round Rock Police Department is responding to an explosion at Energetic Materials and Products Inc. on Brandi Lane that left one person seriously injured. The police is asking everyone to avoid Sam Bass Road between Woods and Chisholm Trail as emergency crews respond.

According to police, the explosion occurred inside the building as two employees were working inside. One employee suffered serious burns, and is being transported to Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. The explosion was powerful enough to cause some structural damage to the building, according to fire officials.

First responders successfully put out a fire from the explosion.


The Round Rock police spokeswoman said she could not say what type of explosion had occurred. She requested the public avoid Sam Bass Road between Woods Boulevard and Chisholm Trail as emergency crews respond. She said police are using reverse 911 calls to notify people in the area of the explosion.

It is not yet known if people nearby need to seek shelter or remain inside, she said.

Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

Another explosion occurred in Pflugerville earlier Friday, which has since been resolved.

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