Allen County Explosion

By: Katie Weber
By: Katie Weber

An explosion at an Allen County farm leaves one man dead.

Authorities say the man was working on his farm near a crude oil storage tank when the explosion occurred.

Nearby neighbors say they heard the explosion and saw flames and immediately called 9-1-1.

A resident living nearby named Henry Vernon said, "I didn't know what happened, I knew something serious had happened, it takes a large explosion to and quite a jar to that if your house is four miles away."

Authorities are not releasing the name of the victim yet he was pronounced dead at the scene by the Allen County Coroner.

Several fire departments and the Allen county EMS along with other agencies were on the scene.

The State Fire Marshall and the EPA are now investigating the explosion.


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