One dead in Lawrence Township gas well explosion

One dead in Lawrence Township gas well explosion
Source: 19 Action News Viewer
Source: 19 Action News Viewer

BOLIVAR, OH (WOIO) - One person has been killed in a natural gas well explosion in Lawrence Township.

The explosion happened around 10 a.m. off of State Route 212 across from Hessmiller Road in Bolivar.

City officials confirm one person is dead.

They say the gas well exploded in a field behind some homes. The gas well was on fire for a short time, but was quickly contained.

The cause of the explosion is under investigation.

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