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Explosion damages silo at Boone Co. business

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Source: Florence Fire Department Source: Florence Fire Department
Source: Florence Fire Department Source: Florence Fire Department
Source: Florence Fire Department Source: Florence Fire Department
FLORENCE, KY (FOX19) -

Emergency crews responded to a Florence business Wednesday morning on a report of an explosion.

It happened just before 9:30 a.m. at Givaudan Flavors on Sam Neace Drive.

Fire crews arrived on scene to find no fire, but evidence of a substantial explosion that had scattered debris throughout the grounds of the plant. 

The explosion occurred when a truck was off loading product into a storage silo on the side of the facility. Firefighters checked for any remaining fire and accounted for all plant personnel.

FOX19 received several calls and e-mails from viewers who reported hearing a large boom in the area. 

No one was hurt.

Givaudan is a fragrance and flavor industry, according to its website. The investigation has been turned over to company personnel.

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