Hazmat, fire crews respond to asphalt tank explosion in Gloucester City

Hazmat and fire crews were called to a scene in Gloucester City, New Jersey early Tuesday morning after officials say an asphalt tank exploded.

The incident occurred at Blue Knight Energy, an asphalt mixing plant, on the 200 block of Water Street around 1 a.m.

Fire and hazmat crews responded to the scene and were able to get the fire under control as nearby homes were temporarily evacuated.

Officials from Blueknight Energy report there were no injuries to firefighters or civilans.

In a statement, plant officials went on to say no product was released as a result of the fire. They did say the tank had some roof damage.

The cause of the explosion remains under investigation.


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