1 Injured in Explosion at Coleman's Maize Plant

MAIZE, Kan. (AP) _ A worker is rushed to a Wichita hospital with burns after a flash fire at the Coleman Co. plant in nearby Maize.

A housing supervisor at the Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Francis Campus says the man is in serious condition Monday night. His name was not immediately released.

The fire reportedly started around 1:15 p.m. Monday on the assembly line where propane tanks are filled.

Fire officials say the fire did not spread beyond the area where the initial flash happened.

The Wichita-based camping and equipment maker has canceled its second and third shifts at the plant.

The cause of the explosion is under investigation.

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