Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant explodes in North Carolina


EDEN, NC (KXAN) — A Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant in Eden, NC exploded early Thursday morning, obliterating the building, and shaking nearby homes and businesses.

The explosion occurred around 12:30 a.m. local time and 911 calls quickly started pouring in reporting the explosion.

The Eden Police Department posted a photo of the KFC, showing widespread damage next to the KFC sign and bucket, which appeared to be undamaged.

Police hope given the time of the explosion that no one was inside. As of 3 a.m. EDT, WXII-TV reports that Eden Police could not confirm any reports of injuries.

A witness talked to a reporter with the local NBC affiliate and their interaction was posted on Twitter.

A Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant in Eden, NC exploded on July 11, 2019. (Courtesy: Eden Police Department)

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