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Gas line explosion reported in Berea

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Posted at 7:25 PM, May 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-10 23:44:03-04

MADISON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Madison County fire crews responded 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 could be seen for miles.

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

The fire has since been contained. There's no word yet on what might have caused the explosion.