Crews respond to explosion at pet food plant in Paducah

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PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — Crews are responding to an explosion at a pet food processing plant in western Kentucky that injured a worker.

McCracken County Emergency Management Director Jerome Mansfield told WPSD-TV that the explosion was reported Friday at the Darling Ingredients plant in Paducah.

Paducah Fire Department spokeswoman Pam Spencer told West Kentucky Star that a boiler exploded, injuring one worker, though not seriously, and sending debris across the street.

Emergency crews have set up a two-block perimeter around the scene, though Spencer said there’s no longer any immediate danger.