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Explosion at Ohlin's Bakery in Belmont Damages Building

No one was seriously injured

Ohlin's Bakery
Ohlin's Bakery

An oven explosion early Tuesday morning at family-run bakery in Cushing Square caused significant damage to the building but did not injure the two people who were working there at the time, according to WCVB. Adjacent buildings were also damaged in the explosion, including an adjoining barber shop that had its window blown out, as The Boston Globe reported.

Paul Klemm, the owner of Ohlin's Bakery, told the station he was six feet from the oven when it exploded, saying "it's a miracle I wasn't hurt." According to The Belmontian, Klemm had slightly singed eyebrows.

Ohlin's, a 100-year-old Belmont institution at 456 Common St., is known for its donuts (it boasts a "best in Boston" nod from The Boston Globe), but the bakery also offers other treats, including muffins, bagels, pies, cakes, and more. The bakery posted on its Facebook page that it will be closed for now, and a building inspector will assess the damage the explosion caused.

UPDATE: Ohlin's will be closed indefinitely due to the structural damage, but the owners promise they'll be back as soon as possible.

Ohlin's Bakery

456 Common St, Belmont, MA 02478 (617) 484-0274