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Contractors Spark Fire Near Bridge, Road Shuts Down

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KNOTT COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) -  Contract crews sparked a fire while welding and the resulting blaze has shut down a local roadway, Kentucky State Police confirm.

What was initially reported to be an explosion, turned out to be the spark of a brush fire that quickly burned out of control.

The affected area is Kentucky Highway 15 near Carrs Creek. Kentucky State Police and Vicco Fire Department are responding to the scene to extinguish the fire.

Highway 15 is shut down in both directions. 

Dispatch advises no injuries at this time. 

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