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Power box explodes, injuring one

Posted November 22, 2008 7:16 a.m. EST

— A power box exploded, burning one person and starting a fire in Kenly early Saturday, Johnston County dispatch officials said.

The power box exploded at 621 Johnston Parkway, close to Interstate 95, shortly before 7 a.m. The explosion started a fire, but crews quickly put it out.

One person was injured and transported to the Jaycees Burn Center at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.