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One dead, investigation continues at well-explosion in Tuscarawas Co.
Cause of explosion is under investigation
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


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M.L. Schultze
 
An oil tank burst into flames, shot into the air, landed and burned this morning south of Bolivar. One man was killed.
Courtesy of TIM RUDELL
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The Tuscarawas County coroner has confirmed one person is dead in a well explosion south of Bolivar. 

Dr. James Hubert is not yet releasing that person's identity, pending notification of family.

The oil storage site burst into flames shortly after 9:30 this morning. Flames shot some 100 feet  in the air.
The explosion is in a residential area along Route 212 off of Interstate 77. 

According to the New Philadelphia Times Reporter, residents of the area felt the ground shaking before the explosion 

The fire was under control at about 11 a.m., and hazardous material crews are at the site.

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