Explosion reported at Erlanger factory that makes "Airheads" candy

Fire at candy factory in Erlanger (WKRC, Adam Robbins)

ERLANGER, Ky. (WKRC) - A fire broke out early Friday morning, Dec. 4, at the company that makes 'Airheads' candy in Erlanger.

There was a report of an explosion at Perfetti Van Melle, located at 3465 Turfway Road in Erlanger, just before 3 a.m. An employee told Local 12 the explosion started in a sugar silo.

Everyone got out of the building safely. Erlanger, Point Pleasant, Hebron, Burlington, Elsmere, Florence and Airport emergency crews all responded to the scene.

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