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Propane Truck Blaze on Murray-Paris Road Prompts Evacaution

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Officials say an area of southern Calloway County was evacuated yesterday due to a propane truck that had overturned and caught fire.  

The Sheriff’s Office says it received report around 11am Tuesday of a propane truck on fire on Murray-Paris Road.  

65-year-old Raymond Miller of Murray was driving southbound in a propane truck when the right rear tires slipped off the shoulder causing him to lose control of the vehicle, strike a ditch and overturn.

Murray-Calloway EMS/Rescue and Calloway County Fire Rescue responded.  

Miller was able to escape the vehicle with minor injuries.  

The surrounding area was evacuated as a precaution.  Calloway County Emergency

Management and the Kentucky State Fire Marshall’s Office also assisted at the scene.

Rob Canning is a native of Murray, KY, a 2015 TV Production grad of Murray State. At MSU, he served as team captain of the Murray State Rowing Club. Rob's goal is to become a screenwriter, film director or producer and looks to the likes of Quentin Tarantino and Guy Ritchie for inspiration. He appreciates good music, mainly favoring British rock n' roll, and approves of anything with Jack White's name on it. When not studying, rowing or writing, Rob enjoys spending his free time with a book or guitar.
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