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Explosion from Camp Minden shows up on radar

Image from NOAA Image from NOAA
WEBSTER PARISH, LA -

The explosion at the underground bunker at Camp Minden in Webster Parish, LA, showed up on radar Monday night.

The image shows a plume developed over Camp Minden at 11:28 pm. The NOAA says the debris/smoke plume rose nearly 7,000 feet into the air. The plume then traveled to the northwest at 10 miles per hour, slowly dissipating with time. The plume continued to disperse as it approached the Webster Parish, Bossier Parish border. By 12:05 am Tuesday, the plume had completely dissipated.

Webster Parish Sheriff Gary Sexton says hazmat experts tell him the underground bunker contained explosives, and worked exactly as it was designed to do. Sexton describes the bunker, in the "L-1 area," as an "igloo," constructed of concrete. He said they were built in the 50s. The underground bunkers are designed to send any blast up instead of out to lessen the shock wave impact.

Authorities have not said yet what kind of explosives were stored in the bunker. No one was injured, and the investigation continues.

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