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Truck Carrying Explosives Catches On Fire

Posted at 3:22 PM, Dec 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-13 15:45:16-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) – A truck carrying explosives caught on fire, but fire officials say it doesn’t pose a threat to public safety.

The truck is at a Vulcan Materials quarry off Manchester Street. It was carrying explosives underground about 600 feet below the surface.

As the truck is underground, it is company policy to let the fire burn out. There is no one inside the mine and they don’t expect any threat to people outside.

The company will issue a statement shortly.