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Deadly explosion being investigated in Greenville

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GREENVILLE, Pa. - Pymatuning Police confirm that a male in his 30's was killed on Monday while working on a tank at Brownies Oil Company in the Reynolds Industrial Park.

The tank, which held 10,000 gallons of off-road diesel fuel, caught fire and exploded.  

Sources say the tank flew into the air, across Crestview Drive, barely missing a house.

Crews were called to the business, which is a division of Reed Oil Company, at 5:30 p.m.

First responders arriving on the scene reported a large pool of diesel fuel that had not yet ignited. The fuel has been contained and the Department of Environmental Protection is working with the company to clean up the small amount that is left.

Crews reported having the fire under control just before 6 p.m.

The Mercer County Coroner was called to the scene, and no other injuries were reported.

Traffic was blocked off in the area.

Police say there are no concerns for public safety.

Police believe the explosion was accidental, but authorities are still investigating.

Stay connected to WFMJ.com and watch 21 News at 11 p.m. for more on this developing story.

 

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