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Ghent, West Virginia: Ghent Explosion Memorial

Occupies the former spot of the Little General Store, which was destroyed in 2007 by an exploding propane tank.

2964 Flat Top Rd, Ghent, WV
Three-quarters of a mile north of Ghent, on the west side of US-19/Flat Top Rd.
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Ghent Explosion Memorial.

Ghent Explosion Memorial

Tragic accident on January 30, 2007, when a propane tank exploded at the Little General Store. Four men lost their lives due to the force of the explosion. A memorial was erected in 2018 at the site of the store. As a first responder family, this cut close to our hearts. May they rest in peace and may those that stop by say a prayer in their memory.

[Rose Howe, 08/22/2023]

A safety investigation of the accident found that the outdoor propane tank was too close to the building and "violated several laws." Among the fatalities was the Ghent fire captain.

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