Copley Township winery will be closed Wednesday after explosion, fire

NORTON, OH (WOIO) - Police and firefighters responded to an explosion and a fire at the Winery at Wolf Creek Tuesday morning.

The Copley Township Fire Chief Michael Benson said the owner of the winery called in the explosion just after 7 a.m. There were no other people at the winery at the time of the incident. The owner describes Tuesday as a dramatic day and tells Cleveland 19 he's getting through the day with the help of his family and employees.

Since the building is used as a distillery, there were flammable containers stored, which contributed to the size of the explosion and fire. That was the only building damaged during the fire.

The winery and surrounding area are in an isolated location. There were no fire hydrants near the winery, but Chief Benson said the fire department expected those conditions.

There were no injuries reported. The cause of the explosion is still under investigation.

The winery will be closed Wednesday.

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