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UPDATE: Fire officials confirm one dead, one injured in Johnson City explosion

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Fire officials have confirmed that one employee is dead and another injured after an explosion at a Johnson City business.

The explosion occurred at Lighting Resources, LLC, at Boggs Lane and Buffalo Road.

According to their website, they recycle bulbs, ballasts, batteries, and more.

Johnson City fire officials say it happened about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

According to company owner Dan Gillespie, he is on his way to the Tri-Cities from the company headquarters in California.

"I just never had anything like this happen before," Gillespie said.

He said his first concern is to take care of his people and the families of those affected.

A News 5 crew is at the scene.

We'll keep you updated as we learn more.

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