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Fri. 10:05pm: Sheriff: Explosion call likely a hoax

October 12, 2012
Tribune Chronicle |

PALMYRA TOWNSHIP - A call for a gas well explosion here Friday night likely was a hoax, according to the Portage County sheriff.

Sheriff Dave Doak said crews were called to the 8800 block of Fisher Road about 8:30 p.m. on reports that a gas well had exploded and entrapped people. The Palmyra Township Fire Department also responded.

When responders arrived at the scene, though, there was no gas well, fire or explosion. Doak said crews searched nearby woods but couldntt find anyone. He also said a helicopter will be sent out to survey the area.



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