• Explosion at Tipton County gas station under investigation

    By: Jerrita Patterson


    An explosion sparked a fire in Tipton County early Friday morning.

    Emergency crews were called to the scene at Highway 59 and Highway 70 in Mason, Tennessee.

    Officials told FOX13 the building where the explosion happened at a gas station, laundry mat and convenience store.

    The below video was provided to FOX13 by a viewer.

    In the video, the viewer says he was in bed when the explosion happened and it shook his entire house, which is about seven miles away.

    The location of the explosion is the Volunteer Mart, according to the address given to FOX13 by fire officials.

    When emergency crews arrived around 2:46 a.m., the structure was completely engulfed.


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    Covington fire said heavy fire was reported throughout the structure upon arrival. The building was unstable with multiple support structures missing. 

    FOX13 was told the TBI, along with the TBI’s bomb and arson division, are on the scene. The ATF was on the way and will assist in the investigation.

    Covington Fire said no injures were reported. If you have any questions or information, contact AFT at 1-800-800-3855.


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