Lincoln County Emergency Management along with the Sheriff’s office, Wellston PD, Chandler and Wellston fire departments, on Friday searched the area of the the county where an explosion was reported to have occurred, but found nothing.
Crews searched mile section by mile section but were unable to locate a source.
After interviewing a few residents in the area, LCEM said it appears that the cause of the explosion was someone in the area shooting tannerite, likely an unsafe amount, but crews are still looking into it to get a definite answer, although but no public safety hazard has been identified. There are also some other naturally occurring phenomena that could be the culprit, official said.
"We will work with the geologic society on Monday to pinpoint the epicenter of the explosion and see if we can come up with a definite answer," LCEM reports.