BOLIVAR One person has died after a explosion at an oil- and gas-well site at about 9:34 a.m. today.
Capt. Marty Huth of the Bolivar Fire Department, incident commander at the scene, said it is too early to tell what caused the explosion.
The explosion occurred about two miles south of Bolivar in the vicinity of Bolivar Group Home, 10071 State Route 212. That is also near Kingwood Drive NE and Huffman Square NE in Wilkshire Hills subdivision.
Firefighters responding to the blaze told The Times-Reporter that there was one fatality from the explosion, which caused flames to shoot at least 50 feet into the air.
Dr. James Hubert, Tuscarawas County Coroner, said the death appears accidental but his investigation is continuing. Cathy Clarke, coroner’s investigator, also was on scene.
Hubert said the identity of the victim won’t be released until after family members are notified.