Multiple injuries reported after explosion at steel plant near Zug Island

Posted at 1:54 AM, Aug 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-01 07:04:47-04

7 a.m.

The River Rouge Fire Department says two people were injured in an explosion at a steel plant. It happened in what's called the "80-in mill" on Great Lakes St. near Zug Island.

The victims were taken to the burn unit at Detroit Receiving Hospital to be treated for their injuries.

It happened at the plant's Zug Island facility, which is located just west of the island near the Great Lakes Steel Boat Club.

4:30 a.m.

7 Action News has confirmed multiple people have been hurt after an explosion at a steel plant on Zug Island.

Emergency crews responded to the U.S. Steel plant in River Rouge late Monday night.

At least two patients were taken to the burn unit at Detroit Receiving Hospital.

We have a crew heading to the scene.

No word yet on the cause of the blast or the conditions of the victims.

Stay with for updates on this breaking story.