Plume of black smoke seen after Hazelwood tank explosion

No injuries were reported after a tank exploded in Hazelwood Thursday.
Published: Jun. 9, 2022 at 11:12 AM CDT
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HAZELWOOD, Mo. (KMOV) - A heavy police presence was reported in Hazelwood after a tank exploded Thursday morning.

Crews responded to the 100 block of James S. McDonnell Boulevard just east of Lindbergh Boulevard. Police said a 2,200-gallon asphalt tank caught on fire and a nearby generator exploded. The roadway was briefly closed while firefighters worked to extinguish the fire.

News 4′s BJC Skycam caught plumes of black smoke floating into the sky. Limited details have been released.

This is a developing story. News 4 will update as more information becomes available.