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    MINDEN, La. (AP) - State police and Webster Parish sheriff's deputies are at the Camp Minden industrial site in northwest Louisiana, trying to determine how to secure thousands of pounds of explosive powder that officials say were improperly housed by a company there.

    Webster Parish Sheriff Gary Sexton said Tuesday that initial estimates are up to a million pounds of explosive materials are on site, which is within one mile of the parish prison and a school.


    Sexton says he is waiting for a full assessment of the site before determining whether to evacuate the area.

    Col. Mike Edmonson, head of the Louisiana State Police, says his investigators found the improperly stored explosives during an inspection of property leased by Explo Systems Inc.

    Explo Systems officials didn't immediately answer phone calls Tuesday.




    This is the same company that had the bunker explode about 3 weeks ago that was felt in 4 states. The bunker that exploded contained about 124,000 lbs.

    The plan is unclear right now as this is aresult of an inspection of the facility itself by ATF earlier today, but I'm sure we'll be very involved with this transfer/removal operation.
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    Good Luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    ...but I'm sure we'll be very involved with this transfer/removal operation.
    What role will your FD have in the transfer/removal of explosives?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dfwfirefighter View Post
    What role will your FD have in the transfer/removal of explosives?
    We would likely have to perform standby duties or be involved in assisting with evacuations, if they deem them as needed, especially with the transfer of bed-ridden residents and such.

    There is a meeting this morning to begin the planning process, so I'm suyre by this afternnon we'll have an idea of the direction they'll be headed and what roles we'll be playing.

    Intrestingly enough, part of my VFD's response area also falls into that 1-mile area surrounding the facility.
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