Malfunctioning asphalt torch causes small explosion in northwest Albuquerque

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Albuquerque Fire Rescue responded to a small explosion in northwest Albuquerque Tuesday afternoon.

According to AFR, three workers were injured. Two people have been transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries and one is in critical condition. AFR also says the cause of the explosion was a result of a malfunctioning asphalt torch.

The explosion happened in a neighborhood near Unser and Ladera. 

AFR didn’t say what type of work they were doing or what company they were with.

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