This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.EDEN, N.C. — A KFC exploded in Eden during the night. At about 12:40 a.m. Thursday morning, police responded to the site at 125 N.C. 14. “We’ve actually searched the building and no one is inside the building which is great,” said Eden Police Chief Greg Light. According to police, the blast left almost all neighboring businesses damaged. Chief Light said he felt the blast from two miles away.
“We are devastated by this incident, but most importantly we are grateful that all of our restaurant team members are safe and no one was injured. We would like to thank the Eden police and fire crews, for their response and continued support. We are cooperating directly with the investigating agencies as they work to determine the cause.”
Timeline12:30 a.m. — KFC explodes. 12:40 a.m. — Police and fire crews arrive on the scene. 11 a.m. — Crews begin breaking down building. 11:33 a.m. — Road remains closed. Around 3:30 p.m. — Road reopened.
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