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Morning explosion rocks Camp Minden

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National Weather Service radar National Weather Service radar in Shreveport picked up a debris cloud about 5:08 a.m. Thursday northeast of Doyline. It rose to about a mile high and stayed visible on radar for about six minutes.

CAMP MINDEN — A Louisiana State Police HAZMAT team is on scene at Camp Minden investigating a reported explosion where Explo Systems Inc., was previously accused of improperly storing nearly 16 million pounds of M6 propellant.

Webster Parish Sheriff Gary Sexton says there have been conflicting reports on what exactly happened, but he cannot confirm that it was a bunker housing the M6. He says he feels it is likely the case.

“More than likely it was, but we don’t know if it was that or another company,” he said. “If it was a bunker, it certainly did its job. Several witnesses

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