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Watch: Compressed Gas Cylinders Explode in Montclair Fire

At least three people were injured in the series of explosions that hurled debris onto streets, cars and the roof of at least one house.

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At least three people were injured Thursday morning when compressed gas cylinders exploded during a fire in the San Bernardino County community of Montclair.

Several explosions were reported near the intersection of Mission Avenue and Mission Boulevard. Details about the business at the location were not immediately available.

Firefighters said they found a large collection of compressed gas cylinders at the site. Debris was found about 700 feet from the property.

At least one cylinder landed on a nearby home. Nearby streets were strewn with cylinders and debris. At least one car was damaged.

Firefighters responded to several explosions in Montclair. Video broadcast Thursday March 31, 2022 on the NBC4 News at 11 a.m.

Three people were hospitalized with injuries, firefighters said. Details about their conditions were not immediately available.

"They're compressed gas cylinders, and with that comes the potential for hazardous materials as well as future explosions," said Montclair Fire Battalion Chief Ryan Dierck.

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Details about what caused the explosions were not immediately available. A bomb squad and hazardous materials team was at the scene.

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