The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office says the explosion happened in the are of Bowens Loop Road in the Moreland community near Junction City and Hustonville. U.S. 127 is closed in the area as a result.
The Perryville Fire Department says initial reports are that a gas line ruptured. People were evacuated, and New Hope Baptist Church is providing shelter to those affected.
Boyle County emergency managers have ruled out a plane crash as a cause of the fire.