Chemical Plant Explosion Reported in El Dorado

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Police are investigating an explosion at a chemical plant in southern Arkansas.

According to our news affiliate Today’s THV, El Dorado Police say a major explosion happened at the El Dorado Chemical Company Plant in the city around 4 a.m. Tuesday.

The Union County Sheriff’s Office says no injuries were reported.  They also say no chemicals were released during the explosion.  Since no chemicals were released authorities say residents near the area do not need to evacuate.

There were no reports of injuries in the explosion.