Monday Morning Blast Shakes Area
THE RESIDENTS OF HARROGATE, TENNESSEE, started their day with a jolt Monday morning when a truck repair shop in the rural community blew up and started burning around 6 am.
Claiborne Progress photo
The Claiborne Progress reported:
According to officials, a neighbor heard a large explosion and looked out to find the roof of Hunley Repair Shop already collapsed with the building in flames. The building was the former home of Imperial Trucking.
Seven fire trucks responded to the scene, in addition to the Claiborne County Sheriff’s Department and Claiborne County EMS and EMA, according to Harrogate Volunteer Fire Department Chief Rick Davis.
A second large explosion occurred as the firefighters were setting up their hoses but no one was injured.
WATE-TV has this video report:
Nobody was inside the building when the fire started and no injuries have been reported. The 22-yr.-old business repairs tank trucks and mounts new tanks on truck chassis.
Investigations are ongoing to find the cause for the explosion.
There were several vehicles damaged from the explosion: A large truck that the business was working on, a jet-ski or boat, a Dodge truck, Ford Mustang and a Chevy Blazer.
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