Chicago Fire Department

2 Badly Burned in North Side Foundry Explosion

The explosion occurred inside Sipi Metals, fire officials say

Two people were seriously injured in an explosion Wednesday afternoon at a metal foundry on the North Side.

The explosion happened at 12:18 p.m. inside Sipi Metals, 1720 N. Elston Ave., according to Chicago police and fire officials.

Police said two people were “badly burned” in the explosion.

They were both taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in serious to critical condition, according to the fire department.

No other injuries were reported.

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