Surveillance video captures explosion at KFC that reduces fast-food restaurant to rubble

July 12, 2019 posted by



UNDER THE WEATHER TAB. KENNY: A RESTAURANT IN RUINS. THIS IS ALL THAT’S LEFT OF A KFC
IN EDEN. TALITHA: AND THIS IS THE MOMENT
IT EXPLODED. LOOK AT THIS SURVEILLANCE VIDEO. YOU CAN SEE THE WALLS COLLAPSE. THIS VIDEO IS FROM A BUSINESS
ACROSS THE STREET. KENNY: STEVE KING IS LIVE AT THE
SCENE OF THE EXPLOSION. CREWS HAVE BEEN CLEANING UP FOR
NEARLY 18 HOURS NOW. WHERE DO THINGS STAND? STEVE: THE CLEANUP IS ON HOLD
AND THE FIRE MARSHAL HAS NOT
DETERMINED THE CAUSE OF THE
BLAST THAT DESTROYED THE KFC. WE JUST BECAUSE AN EMPLOYEE THAT
SAYS WHILE HE WAS CLOSING THE
RESTAURANT LAST NIGHT, HE
SMELLED GAS. WE DID SPEAK WITH PIEDMONT
NATURAL GAS LEADERS. THEY CHECKED THE AREA AND FOUND
NOTHING UNUSUAL AND SAID THE
NATIONAL GAS SYSTEM IS OPERATING
— NATURAL GAS SYSTEM IS
OPERATING PROPERLY. BEFORE 3:00 ON THURSDAY, CREWS
TORE DOWN THE REMAINING STANDING
WALLS OF THE KFC ON SOUTH VAN
BUREN ROAD, AS ONLY THE SIGN AND
GIANT BUCKET STILL STAND. THE EXPLOSION HAPPENED AT AROUND
THURSDAY MORNING, WAKING UP
12:30 A.M. NEIGHBORS ALL AROUND
THE AREA. IT BROKE WINDOWS OF NEARBY
BUSINESSES. >> A COUPLE HOURS LATER YOU HEAR
A LOUD EXPLOSION, LIKE YOU WOULD
HEAR AN ATOMIC BOMB ON TV, MY
— ON TV. >> MY INITIAL THOUGHT WAS A TREE
MIGHT HAVE FALLEN ON MY DECK
RIGHT OUTSIDE MY WINDOW BECAUSE
IT WAS THAT LOUD. IT REALLY MADE A FEELING THAT
YOU COULD FEEL THE HOUSE SHAKE,
— SHAKE. STEVE INVESTIGATORS CONFIRM NO
: ONE WA HURT, AND NO ONE WAS
INSIDE AT THE TIME. NOW, AS CREWS TRY TO PICK UP THE
PIECES, PEOPLE WHO FREQUENT THIS
KFC ARE LEFT SHOCKED, TRYING TO
WRAP THEIR HEADS AROUND WHAT
HAPPENED. >> IT’S SCARY. I HAVE A DAUGHTER AND I’M
THINKING, WHAT IF WE WOULD HAVE
BEEN THERE EATING. WHAT IF IT BLEW UP WITH PEOPLE
IN THERE. IT’S SCARY. >> I WORKED THERE AT ONE TIME
AND IT’S JUST KIND OF UNREAL TO
THINK THAT IT’S GONE NOW. STEVE BRANDON OVERTON ATE THERE
: LAST NIGHT AND CAN’T BELIEVE
THAT THE RESTAURANT IS REDUCED
TO RUBBLE. >> YOU’RE LIKE MAN, WHAT IF IT
WOULD HAVE BEEN JUST A COUPLE
HOURS SOONER? WE WERE SITTING IN THERE, I
GUESS WE’D BE, I GUESS AT THE
SCHOOL NOW. THE DEBRIS IS ALL THE WAY AT THE
SCHOOL. BRIAN: NOW, POLICE SAY IT’LL BE
A FEW MORE DAYS AT LEAST BEFORE
A CUASE IS DETERMINED, AND CREWS
WILL HAVE TO KEEP SIFTING
THROUGH THE DAMAGE TO FIGURE
THAT OUT. >> THIS IS PRETTY CHALLENGING. YOU’VE GOT ALL THAT DEBRIS
YOU’VE GOT TO DEAL WITH, THE
HEAT HAS BEEN ROUGH TO DEAL WITH
BUT WE’RE GOING TO GET THE JOB
DONE, I PROMISE. >> I JUST KEEP SAYING HOW
GRATEFUL WE ARE THAT NOBODY WAS
HURT. YOU CAN REPLACE THE BUILDING AND
WINDOWS AND STUFF AND THE OTHERS
, YOU CAN DO THAT. IT YOU CAN FIX THAT. BUT YOU CAN’T REPLACE LIFE. STEVE SOUTH VAN BUREN ROAD
: OPENED BACK UP AROUND 3:30
P.M. THIS AFTERNOON AFTER BEING
CLOSED ALL DAY. CONTRACTORS ARE GOING TO FENCE
OFF THE AREA TONIGHT TO KEEP IT
SECURE, AND THEN CREWS WILL BE
BACK HERE AGAIN TOMORROW TO
CONTINUE WORKING TO FIGURE OUT
WHAT CAUSED THIS REPORTING LIVE IN EDEN, STEVE
KING, WXII 12 NEWS. KENNY: THANKS, STEVE. THERE’S MUCH MORE ABOUT THIS
EXPLOSION ON OUR WEBSITE
WXII12.COM, WE ALSO POSTED

10 Comments

10 Replies to “Surveillance video captures explosion at KFC that reduces fast-food restaurant to rubble”

  1. I live 3 and a half miles from it in draper and felt it when it happened

  2. Please, tell me how does a KFC reactor explode?

  3. Not Me says:

    I live near there

  4. x_WARHOG_x says:

    I live about a mile from here and it shook the whole house when this place went up.

  5. The same thing happens to me after I eat KFC

  6. They never have chicken when I go lol

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  8. rebex estes says:

    It was Ronald McDonald

  9. did you say grilled chicken ?

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