SE Kansas Plant Explosion Injures 1

BUSHTON, Kan. (AP) _ An investigation continues into a natural-gas plant explosion that left one person injured.

A spokeswoman for Oneok, the natural gas distributor that operates the plant in Bushton in central Kansas, says the blast occurred about 7:30 a.m. Sunday. The victim was taken to a Wichita hospital and treated for injuries that weren't life-threatening.

The plant processes natural gas.

Investigators are trying to determine what caused the blast. The spokeswoman said the fire from the explosion was small and occurred outdoors.

The plant was shut down. It's not clear how long it will be closed.
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