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One dead in explosion, fire at Ardmore asphalt plant

One person was killed in an explosion at Asphalt Express in Ardmore, Okla. Friday morning.
One person was killed in an explosion at Asphalt Express in Ardmore, Okla. Friday morning.(William Watterson)
Published: Jul. 16, 2021 at 10:57 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 16, 2021 at 11:54 AM CDT
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Posted by William Watterson on Friday, July 16, 2021

ARDMORE, Okla. (KXII) - One person was killed in an explosion at an Ardmore asphalt plant Friday morning.

Ardmore Police Chief Kevin Norris said calls started coming in around 10 a.m. about a large explosion and fire at the Asphalt Express plant on Plainview Road near Broadway.

Norris said one person was killed in incident and there are no other serious injuries.

“One fatality has been confirmed,” Norris said just before noon Friday. “The ID of the deceased is still unknown, but I have been able to confirm that there was one fatality. As of right now we confirmed there were no injuries. No one was transported from the scene to the hospital with injuries.”

What caused the explosion remains under investigation.

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