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Explosion rocks South Boston business

A barrel exploded early Sunday morning inside a South Boston business, shattering glass in several windows along with a light fixture and causing an estimated $2,000 in damage, according to a South Boston Fire Department spokesman.

No one was injured in the explosion, which occurred at approximately 10:52 a.m. at David’s Scooters, located at 916 Wilborn Ave.

The fire department spokesman said the explosion occurred when an employee, identified as David Perkins, was drilling a hole in a 55-gallon barrel.

The contents of the barrel were unknown.

The explosion blew out the glass in three windows along the side of the building, blew out the glass in a fluorescent light fixture and damaged part of the front window frame, but it caused no fire.

Eight firemen and three units from South Boston Fire Department and one unit from Halifax Volunteer Fire Department were on the scene until 11:17 a.m. securing the building.