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Semi Driver Seriously Burned in Duluth Truck Explosion

Created: 09/03/2014 9:01 AM KSTP.com

A semi driver suffered significant burns in an explosion inside his rig in Duluth.
    
Assistant Fire Chief Erik Simonson says waste oil was being transferred when a pump inside the semi backfired, igniting the collection of vapors Tuesday afternoon. KSTP sister station WDIO-TV says the semi is from Rainy Lake Oil in International Falls.
    
Simonson says the driver suffered substantial second-degree burns to his upper torso. He was taken to a local hospital. His condition was not released.

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