Crews respond to explosion at KFC in North Carolina

WFMY News 2
Published: Jul. 11, 2019 at 7:32 AM EDT
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Police and fire crews responded to an explosion at a KFC restaurant in Eden, North Carolina Thursday morning.

Eden Police say they got a call around 12:45 a.m. about an explosion. Eden Chief of Police Greg Light says no one was hurt and no one was inside the restaurant when it happened.

Debris was scattered on the road and adjacent parking lot. Duke Energy and Piedmont Natural Gas were seen there around 3 a.m. ATF was also at the scene along with the State Fire Marshal. Officials flew a drone after daybreak to take a closer look at the debris field.

"We're just so lucky that this wasn't 12 hours different," said Eden Mayor Neville Hall. "[If it happened] at noon, during the day, we'd have had a much worse situation. The main thing is no one was injured."

In a Facebook post, Eden Police confirmed it was an explosion. Officials are still investigating.