Wed Jan 22, 2014 03:13 PM CST

New Albany, Miss. Biodiesel Plant Explodes, Still Burns

STREATOR, Ill. (DTN) -- A fire was being allowed to burn itself out today after an explosion at the North Mississippi Biodiesel plant in New Albany, Miss.

Mississippi State Trooper Ray Hall told Schneider Electric Wednesday afternoon they responded to a call at approximately 5:30 a.m. local time because there was apparently an explosion at the plant.

"We got reports that the biodiesel plant may have exploded around 5:30 this morning," Hall said. "Once we arrived, the plant was fully engulfed in flames."

He added that all employees of the plant were ...

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