Officials still investigating explosion in downtown Valdosta

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL) – Officials are still investigating the cause of the massive blast in downtown Valdosta.

Workers have been on the scene since Thursday morning assessing the damage and trying to figure out what led to explosion.

The Valdosta Fire Department was also standing by in case assistance was needed. 911 officials say they received around 25 calls in relation to the explosion, which could be felt up to a two miles away.

“No residential home damage, we got a call from the Red Cross wanting to know if anybody was displaced, but no severe damage that we know, just a few business window broken,” said James Clinkscale, the Valdosta Fire Department.

Business owners who were affected by the explosion, will need to consult with their insurance providers about repairs.

Officials access damage from explosion in downtown Valdosta

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL) – Authorities are investigating after an explosion in Valdosta.

The Valdosta Police Department says that, there was a loud boom heard from the South Georgia Pecan Factory, located at 309 South Lee Street in downtown Valdosta Wednesday afternoon.

VPD says several downtown businesses reported damage like broken windows and tiles falling off. The department of labor also suffered a significant amount of damage as it is right across the street from the factory.

Police also say a parked car was struck with a steel beam, which went right through the engine.

Officials access damage from explosion in downtown Valdosta

The Valdosta Fire Department is now in the process of doing damage assessments.

VFD has closed down the scene and are no longer on site. No injuries or fatalities were reported.

This is a developing story. We’ll update the story as we confirm more details.


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