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Explosion rocks Gunter Park

The explosion happened at Kinpak, a maker of windshield wiper fluid. The explosion happened at Kinpak, a maker of windshield wiper fluid.
The chemical inside this tank ignited, causing the container to explode. The chemical inside this tank ignited, causing the container to explode.

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Residents in North Montgomery were startled when they heard an explosion Wednesday morning.

The booming sound came from the explosion of a 28,000 gallon tank that was holding methanol

The tank was located on top of the Kinpak Windshield Fluid Manufacturer at 2780 Gunter Park Drive East.

Inspections/Investigations Assistant Fire Chief, William Davis said the building was evacuated just after 7:00am and no one was injured.

The methanol somehow ignited, rupturing its holding tank. Davis said the resulting explosion sent a huge fireball into the sky.

The remaining methanol, which is a key ingredient in windshield wiper fluid, was moved to another tank.

An investigation is underway to determine the exact cause of the incident.

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