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Reports Of Explosion At Plant In La Porte, No Injuries

Police in La Porte say the incident, initially reported as an explosion

Sgt. Bennie Boles says officers responded to a gas release and rapid depressurization.

Emergency responders said no one has been hurt in a high-pressure release at a gas facility in La Porte.

Police in La Porte said the incident, initially reported as an explosion, happened late Wednesday morning at the Linde Gas facility .

Sgt. Bennie Boles said officers responded to a gas release and rapid depressurization. Boles said the site was shut down and secured, with no reported injuries.

He said the unit was inspected and declared safe. A nearby highway was briefly shut down, as a precaution.

A statement from New Jersey-based Linde North America said a line breach resulted in a loud noise, the release of gases was stopped and there’s no risk to the surrounding community.

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