Large explosion and fire in Edgecombe County

Edgecombe County farm building explodes

EDGECOMBE COUNTY (WTVD) - Multiple fire departments responded to a large fire and explosion at a farm southwest of Conetoe in Edgecombe County Friday.

The first calls came in around 12:30 p.m.

Pictures from Chopper 11 HD showed a farm building close to the intersection of Thigpen and Ellis Roads with its roof blown off.
The building was adjacent to what appeared to be grain silos.
Firefighters were putting water on what was left of the gutted building.
There was no immediate word on injuries or what happened.

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