ATF leads probe into Roane explosion

Federal investigators are working to discover the cause of an explosion Thursday morning at a Roane County scrap-metal recycling facility that injured one person.

In addition to Roane County authorities, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office explosives unit also responded to PSC Metals outside Harriman to assist with securing the scene and aid in the investigation, which is being led by officials from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (or ATF).

The injured person—who had not been publicly identified as of the time this report was filed—was taken to an area hospital. The nature and extent of their injuries was not immediately available.

As we learn more, we will share it with you on the air and online.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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