May 10, 2020

Gas line explosion reported in Berea

Gas line explosion reported in Berea

MADISON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Madison County fire crews are reportedly responding to an explosion and fire in Berea.

WBON-TV has confirmed reports of an explosion at the Allen Company blacktop plant on Highway 21 East.

The TV station is reporting that Delta Gas officials say the gas line involved in the explosion is a part of the Allen Company’s infrastructure, and it is not a Delta line. They have shut off gas in the area.

People nearby say heavy black smoke can be seen for miles.

According to WBON-TV, local fire officials are asking for more manpower while they try to get the flames under control.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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