UPDATED: Evacuation lifted after small Aspen Avionics tank explosion

4:28 p.m.

 No one was injured and a small fire was extinguished after a nitrogen explosion at Aspen Avionics around 3 p.m.

A pressure build-up in the 500-gallon tank, described as an “environmental chamber used for heating and cooling”, caused a nitrogen explosion. The amount of damage was not known immediately Tuesday afternoon, but employees were allowed back into the building.

A Fire Department commander said the building seems to be up-to-code, but an inspector will double-check in the coming days.

No injuries have yet been reported after a tank exploded at Aspen Avionics on the 5000 block of Indian School NE.


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The hazardous material team is responding to the explosion.


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