Massive Explosion Rocks Acadia Parish Chemical Plant

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Video shows massive explosion at Duson chemical plant

WATCH: New video shows a massive explosion at the chemical plant in Duson. I-10 has been shut down near the fire and there is still no word on injuries. Full story: http://www.wbrz.com/news/video-shows-massive-explosion-at-duson-chemical-plant

Posted by WBRZ Channel 2 on Thursday, May 3, 2018

Clean up efforts and an investigation are in the early stages following a massive explosion involving xylene and other flammables at an Acadia Parish chemical plant.

The Thursday blast sent a huge fireball and heavy smoke into the air above the Flowchem facility near Duson.  Both directions of nearby I-10 were closed while emergency crews worked the scene.

A one-mile area north of the plant was evacuated, but at last word, no injuries had been reported.

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