Explosion at Eglin Air Force Base

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(FILE: Entrance of Elgin Air Force Base)

UPDATE: (Sept. 10, 2:55 p.m.): Elgin Air Force Base officials in a Tweet Friday afternoon said the individual injured in the explosion was airlifted to Fort Walton Beach Medical Center. That person is in stable condition, according to the Tweet update.

At around 9:45 a.m. an explosion occurred at the Navy School EOD C-52 North range. Eglin & Okaloosa County emergency crews responded to the incident. An individual was airlifted to a medical facility. An investigation into the circumstances surrounding the mishap is underway.— Eglin Air Force Base (@TeamEglin) September 10, 2021

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (WKRG) — Eglin Air Force Base officials confirmed in a news release that an explosion occurred Friday morning.

The explosion happened at 9:45 at the Navy School Explosive Ordinance Disposal C-52 North range, according to the release.

Officials said Eglin and Okaloosa County emergency crews responded. One person was airlifted to “a medical facility.”

An investigation is underway.

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