Orla gas plant explosion injures two
A major explosion occurred at an Anadarko Petroleum gas plant in Orla, Tex. on Thursday morning. Despite the size and severity of the explosion, only two people were injured, and Chief Deputy Israel Campos of the Reeves County Sheriff’s Office reported that their injuries were non-life threatening.
There were numerous workers at Ramsey Natural Gas Processing Plant when the explosion occurred, and officials are unsure exactly what caused the blast at this time. Investigators will continue to look into the cause of this explosion.
Officials evacuated those living within a 10-mile radius of the plant after the explosion occurred as the fire was contained and the area was secured.
Update 12/8: Authorities report that the fire at the Ramsey Natural Gas Processing Plant is still burning, but that it should be close to being put out.