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1 Injured Following Mechanical Equipment Explosion At DC's BridgePoint Hospital

WASHINGTON (WJZ) -- One person suffered non-life-threatening injuries following an explosion involving mechanical equipment at a Washington, D.C., hospital Thursday, the district's fire department said.

Initially, the department tweeted a generator fell through several floors into the basement at the BridgePoint Hospital Capitol Hill in the 200 block of 7th Street NE. They later said that report was incorrect.

The explosion sent force up a chimney, damaging several floors. The department tweeted there is no structural issue with the building.

Officials said the incident is now under control and the cause is being investigated.

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