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One person being treated for burns after chemical explosion at southside apartment complex

Officials said a contractor was working in the apartment at the time of the explosion, and that it was a chemical explosion in nature.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Emergency crews were called just after 2 p.m. Wednesday to investigate an explosion at the Chandler's Mill Apartments off Airline Road near Holly.

The entire wall of an upstairs apartment was missing when 3News arrived at the scene. Corpus Christi police were dispatched to assist the Corpus Christi Fire Department as they investigate what caused the incident.

Corpus Christi Fire Chief Robert Rocha said one person was transported to Bay Area Hospital to be treated for burns.

#LIVE: One person is being treated for burns after an incident occurred at Chandlers Mill. One piece of the apartment complex is completely exposed with debris on the ground. We have limited details at this time, but stay with KIII 3 News as this story develops.

Posted by Ashley Gonzalez on Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Officials said a contractor was working in the apartment at the time of the explosion, and that it was a chemical explosion in nature.

3News will keep you updated as more information becomes available.

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