Locals Evacuated After Oklahoma Plant Blasts
Cause uncertain; no injuries reported
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Sep 19, 2013 3:31 AM CDT
Firefighters are on the scene of an Oklahoma chemical plant.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – A chemical plant near Thomas, Okla., caught fire today prior to a series of explosions, forcing locals to evacuate, News 9 reports. Flames and blasts were reported just after midnight. Firefighters and other emergency teams are on the scene of the Danlin Industries plant, KOCO.com reports. Thus far, there have been no reported injuries; the last employee left the site in the early evening, Danlin says. The cause of the blaze remains unclear.

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Sep 19, 2013 7:00 AM CDT
Another plant mishap in another state with lax regulations - and even more lax enforcement? Shocker.