No injuries in explosion at burn incinerator at Camp Minden

National Weather Service radar in Shreveport picked up a debris cloud about 5:08 a.m. Sept. 29 northeast of Doyline. It rose to about a mile high and stayed visible on radar for about 6 minutes. (Source: National Weather Service radar)

(KSLA) – Authorities say no one was hurt in an explosion this morning in an incinerator being used to destroy M-6 propellant at Camp Minden in Webster Parish.

The blast also is having no impact on schools in the area of the compound near Doyline, officials say. School buses are running, and classes will be held as scheduled.

Louisiana State Police have dispatched a hazardous materials team to Camp Minden.

“We are right in the middle of trying to find out what is happening,” said Jason Poe, vice president of Explosive Services International. “We are not sure if it is anything involving our company or one of the other contractors out there.”

Explosive Services International is the contractor on the burn operation to destroy millions of pounds of improperly stored M-6 propellant.

The Webster Parish Police Jury posted a public notice about 6 a.m. on its Facebook page confirming there’s been an explosion at Camp Minden.

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