Grain Silo Explodes at Louisiana Port FaclityGrain Silo Explodes at Louisiana Port Faclity
July 2, 2018
An explosion at the Port of Lake Charles in Lake Charles, LA last Thursday caused the top of a grain silo to come off and left several vehicles near the site damaged as debris fell, local news organizations reported.
The explosion occurred at about 11 a.m. inside the silo at a site in the port leased by IFG Port Holdings, Port of Lake Charles Executive Director Bill Rase told the Lake Charles American Press. No injuries resulted from the explosion, but the silo and vehicles nearby received damages.
Images from the scene posted to Facebook by the Lake Charles Fire Department showed a fire truck using an extending ladder to spray the top of the silo structure with water.
Rase told the newspaper that although the top of the silo was thrown off the structure in the explosion, the rest of the structure appeared to be unscathed. Television news station KPLC reported that the doors of an administration building close to the silo were thrown open by the blast.
Officials are working to determine the cause of the explosion.
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