Fuel storage tanks explode at gas station in Ashland

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Underground fuel storage tanks explode at Sunoco gas station in Ashland 4-15-19

ASHLAND, Ky. (WTVQ) – A small explosion in Ashland left a hole in the ground at a gas station Monday.

Ashland Police say fuel storage tanks blew up at a Sunoco station at 22nd Street and Winchester Avenue.  No one was hurt.

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The Ashland Independent reports the tanks were underground.

Firefighters put out the fire and used foam to coat the ground.

The cause of the explosion is under investigation.



*Note:  The photo of the scene that accompanies this story is courtesy of The Ashland Independent