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Rocket explodes at Mojave Air and Space Port, no injuries reported

Mojave Air and Space Port Rocket Explosion, Mojave
Posted at 4:16 PM, Jan 19, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-19 19:17:26-05

MOJAVE, Calif. (KERO) — A rocket explosion at the Mojave Air and Space Port on Wednesday afternoon sent a column of smoke into the air.

According to the Kern County Fire Department, a hazmat crew was sent to the location along with fire crews due to potentially hazardous materials on the site.

There were no injuries as a result of the explosion.

The rocket was owned by ABL Space Systems