Evacuation Ordered in Bellville, Texas after Western International Gas Plant Explosion
First responders arrived on the scene in Bellville, Texas on Tuesday after several explosions were reported at Western International gas company on Highway 159 in Austin County. Bellville residents described hearing a series of blasts Tuesday morning, with noises compared to detonating grenades and thick black smoke filled the air.
Fear of future explosions, due to the nature of the combustible gases inside the plant, prompted authorities to order an evacuation in a five-mile radius from the plant, which was later reduced to a one-mile radius. Orders for evacuation were lifted later that evening, but a portion of Highway 159 between the Brazos River and Bellville remained closed because they were not passable due to the fire and smoke. According to the Austin County Sheriff, no injuries have been reported from the incident.
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Bodily Injury and/or Death
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Bellville Gas Plant Explosion Lawyers
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