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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