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Kilgore authorities respond to explosion

Kilgore authorities respond to explosion
Kilgore Poilce Department

POSTED: Monday, August 25, 2014 - 4:50pm

UPDATED: Monday, August 25, 2014 - 5:46pm

The Kilgore Fire Department and Kilgore police officers responded to an explosion in 2100 block of Industrial Blvd.

Gray and white smoke was visible from the road when the incident was first reported.  According to Kilgore Assistant Chief Roman Roberson, the explosion was behind an oil field business.

At 5:12 p.m., authorities tweeted a dumpster fire containing paint cans was put out along with a grass fire. The cause is unknown.

The business was identified as Mercer Well Service. The scene was cleared by 5:45 p.m.

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