Explosion Investigation

By: Holly Wagner
By: Holly Wagner

Several residents were evacuated, and one woman taken to the hospital after a series of explosions in Hall County.

Fire officials and rescue crews responded to a fire at Pollock Well Drilling business on North St. Paul Road around 3 p.m.

Witnesses who were first on the scene describe what happened.

Allan Stutzman was working nearby at the time. He says, "There was an explosion that blew a piece of tin 50 to 60 feet from the building."

"Firemen backed everyone out of the way."

Fire officials and law enforcement attempted to evacuate residents within a half mile of the business at the time.

The owner of the business, Bob Pollock, tells us he wasn't there at the time. However his mom, who lives next door, was. She was taken to the hospital. Fire officials say she was having a hard time breathing.

Investigators are still trying to figure out what caused the blaze. Fire officials believe a propane tank inside was the cause of the explosions.

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