COPLEY TWP.: The morning after the Memorial Day weekend began with a thunder-like explosion at a beloved local winery.

Neighbors worried about the damage caused by the explosion and subsequent fire Tuesday morning at the Winery at Wolf Creek — and whether any of the people or animals on the property had been injured.

By mid-morning, though, the winery assuaged these fears with a Facebook post that said the winery would be closed Tuesday, but that no people, alpacas or goats were harmed.

“Everyone at the winery, including the animals, is safe and sound!” the winery said in the post.

Township firefighters and police responded to the explosion at 7:12 a.m. Tuesday at the winery at 2637 S. Cleveland-Massillon Road. The fire was contained to the distillery portion of the property.

Fire Chief Michael Benson confirmed in a news release that no one, including the owner who was at the winery when the explosion happened, was hurt.

A damage estimate isn’t yet available and the cause of the explosion is under investigation. The state fire marshal’s office also is assisting, Benson said.

Kelly Stincer, a spokeswoman for the State Fire Marshal, said the agency was called in because the fire involved an explosion. She said her office likely would release more information about the blaze later this week.

Copley, Bath, Fairlawn, Norton, Sharon, Wadsworth, Granger, Richfield, Chippewa and Valley fire departments responded to the explosion and fire.

Cleveland-Massillon Road was closed while firefighters were on the scene.

Nearly 140 people had commented on the winery’s initial post by Tuesday afternoon. Several posters mentioned having been to the winery over the holiday weekend and having a good time.

“Thank goodness everyone is safe,” one person commented. “Prayers for a fast recovery.”

“Thank you for the update that everyone is safe,” another person wrote. “Keep us posted. We will be there to support you when you open again!!”

The winery did a follow-up post later in the afternoon, thanking supporters for their well wishes and saying it would be closed again Wednesday.

“We will share additional info regarding when we will be able to open the Tasting Room when it becomes available,” the post said.

“We can assure you that this amazing view still exists as it did this morning when this photo was taken!” the post continued, referring to a photograph of the winery’s view of Wolf Creek.

The owners, Andy and Deanna Troutman, couldn’t be reached for comment Tuesday. They operate the Wolf Creek winery and Troutman Vineyards south of Wooster in Wayne County.