Flames Engulf Biodiesel Complex In Mississippi After An Explosion

Category: Media & Culture / Jan 22, 2014 2:46PM EDT

Fire raged in northern Mississippi on Wednesday after an explosion at a biodiesel complex. Reports have been confirmed that all the workers at this point in time have been accounted for, have been no reports of any injuries

The flames could be seen from miles away and the explosion could be felt. , officials said the fire could in fact burn for as long as two days. Biodiesel refineries make fuel, and a variety of non-petroleum products like vegetable oil or animal products.

The explosion reportedly occurred at around 5:30 am and the blaze was so intense and radiated so much heat that it was difficult for firefighters to get close enough to fight it. Two businesses located nearby were evacuated as a precaution.

A full investigation into the explosion will now be conducted as officials assess the situation and the damage.


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