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5 people hurt in Kentucky gas explosion

According to the Clinton County emergency manager, workers with a building company were...
According to the Clinton County emergency manager, workers with a building company were drilling for gas in Clinton County when they experienced some sort of ignition, causing an explosion.(Source: MGN)
Published: Jun. 16, 2022 at 4:35 PM EDT
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CLINTON COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Five people were hurt in an explosion in Kentucky Thursday afternoon.

Clinton County Sheriff Jeff Vincent says it happened at an oil well in the southeastern part of the County, outside Albany, near the intersection of Highways 696 and 1076.

According to the Clinton County emergency manager, workers with a building company were drilling for oil near a gas pocket when they hit some gas, causing an explosion.

We’re told three people were airlifted to hospitals with burns. Two other people were treated at local facilities.

The sheriff says the fire is still burning at the well.

The EPA is on the scene and they are planning to let the fire burn itself out at this point. They say it’s in a rural area and not a threat to anything nearby. Fire crews and emergency personnel will be monitoring the fire around the clock.

This is a developing story.

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