1 killed in explosion at Oklahoma asphalt plant

Southwest

ARDMORE, Okla. (NewsNation Now) — One person is dead after an explosion at an Oklahoma asphalt plant.

Around 10 a.m. Friday, officials say they began receiving calls about a large explosion at the Asphalt Express plant in Ardmore. Ardmore is about midway between Oklahoma City and Dallas.

NewsNation affiliate KFOR reports heat could have been a factor, but it’s too soon to be certain.

It took crews two hours to get it under control. Aside from the man who died, nobody was hurt.

K. Querry-Thompson/KFOR contributed to this report.

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