NEW INFO: State & Feds Investigating Propane Fire

By: Christine Kennedy
By: Christine Kennedy

The State Bureau of Investigation and the A.T.F. are investigating last night's fire at a Winterville truck business.

The potential for an explosion at American Truck Center lead to road closures overnight. Now it's business as usual this morning.

Fire crews had to close all four lanes of Highway 11 in Winterville, after a 1,000 gallon propane tank valve ignited causing flames to shoot up into the air.

Anthony Phelps, the parts manager told WITN there was no damage to the building.


An explosion led to fire along Highway 11 in Winterville Thursday night causing the road to be shut down while crews investigated.

It happened at American Truck Center after 9:30 Thursday night. Anthony Phelps, the parts manager, tells WITN the explosion came from a propane tank.

A valve popped off somehow igniting the blast.

Phelps says the flames were pretty impressive, but thankfully didn't cause any damage to the building.

No one was injured and were told things are under control.

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