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    Small explosion at St. Jean Industries in Heber Springs

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    HEBER SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) -- There was a small explosion at a manufacturing plant in Heber Springs.

    St. Jean Industries in Heber Springs makes vehicle parts and accessories.

    A machine malfunctioned early Thursday morning and that caused the explosion. Heber Springs fire chief Link Cothran says a few things flew up to the rooftop and a small fire followed but it was confined to the machine itself and that area.

    The fire was out within about 10 minutes.

    One person was transported to the hospital. Authorities say a hydraulic fluid may have gotten on the employee and caused minor burns.

    Investigators are trying to find what exactly caused the explosion.

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