Fire Crews Battle Blaze At Mt. Olivet Cemetery

Fire Crews Battle Blaze At Mt. Olivet Cemetery

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    01/25/15 10:17:49 PM

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UPDATE: Funeral for Ammunition Plant Explosion Victim

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UPDATE: The funeral for the 23-year-old victim in last week's plant explosion in McEwen is today, April 21. Services for Rodney Edwards, Jr., will be held at Humphreys County Funeral Home at 3 p.m.

UPDATE (8:18 p.m.): A Vanderbilt University Medical Center spokesperson has confirmed that the man who died is Rod Edwards.

UPDATE (7:12 p.m.): A man was killed and three other people were injured in the plant explosion. One of the people injured, a man, is in critical condition, while the other two, a man and a woman, are in stable condition, according to a Vanderbilt University Medical Center spokesperson.


A plant explosion has been reported in McEwen, Tenn. around 4 p.m. on Wednesday, on the border of Humphreys County and Hickman County, according to the county's Emergency Management Agency director.

At least four people have been injured.

The explosion took place on a property owned by Accurate Energetic System, which makes explosives for defense, aerospace, mining and oil and gas industries, according to its website.

A building was destroyed. It's reportedly, however, owned by Rio Ammunition, which makes shot gun shells, according to its website.

The area has been barricaded.

The fire is out, but there are brush fires burning around the property, fire officials say.

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