One person dead after plant explosion in Nash County

(WTVD photo)

MIDDLESEX, N.C. - Authorities say one person is dead following a water purification plant explosion in Nash County Friday morning.

The explosion happened just after 9:30 a.m. at the Pencco Corp plant off US 264A in Middlesex.

CLICK HERE to read more from WTVD Images from WTVD's helicopter showed some damage to one of the white tanks at the facility.

A HazMat team has been called in to clean up the debris.