- Associated Press - Monday, October 27, 2014

CORBIN, Ky. (AP) - Residents of a southern Kentucky city got a surprise when an old fuel tank exploded while being cut up for scrap.

West Knox Volunteer Fire and Rescue Chief Darryl Baker says no one was injured in the Monday morning blast, which happened just outside the Corbin city limits.

Baker told The Times-Tribune (https://bit.ly/1w9mRKg ) the blast shook his house.

Baker says workers were cutting up an old fuel tank for scrap, but failed to remove all the fuel from the tank.

The man who was cutting the tank with a welding torch was blown back from the explosion, but not injured.

Fire officials said the property where the blast occurred was owned by Progressive Rail of Corbin, but is leased to an Indiana company, Three Rivers out of Fort Wayne.

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Information from: The Times-Tribune, https://www.thetimestribune.com


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