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p>Kentucky State Police Investigating Explosion on Murray State University (Update 3)

Date of News Release: 6/29/2017

Murray, Ky. (June 29, 2017) – Kentucky State Police have transferred control of the explosion scene on the campus of Murray State University to the Kentucky State Fire Marshall’s Office. Based on preliminary investigation, the explosion is believed to have been related to a natural gas release. After consulting with state and federal prosecutors about preliminary findings, the incident is believed to be non-criminal in nature. However, the investigation is ongoing and is expected to take a significant amount of time.

KSP confirmed with Vanderbilt Medical Center this morning that Dakota Fields is still in stable condition.

Further inquiries should be directed to the Kentucky Fire Marshall Office at 502-564-5525. The point of contact at their office is Ricki Gardenhire, Public Information Officer. Inquiries related to Murray State University should be directed to Dr. Adrienne King, MSU Vice President of University Advancement at 270-809-4894.