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Posted: Sunday, 03 August 2014 10:28PM

Explosion rocks Norco, officials say no danger



There was an explosion in Norco in St. Charles Parish Sunday night.

Ron Perry with St. Charles Parish Emergency Operations said, "There has been an explosion at the Diamond Green facility."

He says it is a diesel plant on the Valero site in Norco.

Officials have not called for any protective measures and no one was injured.

"People do not need to be concerned at this time," according to Perry.

St. Charles Parish Government released the following statement:

The St. Charles Parish Emergency Operations Center is activated and responding to an explosion and subsequent fire at the Diamond Green Diesel facility in Norco. There are NO PROTECTIVE ACTIONS to be taken on the part of the public at this time. The plant has reported no injuries. Fire crews are on scene responding.

People texting WWL at 870870 reported seeing and hearing the blast.

"Felt the house shake," one person texted.

Another said, "Check with Shell in Norco, just passed there and there was what looked like an explosion."

Perry says crews are investigating to determine exactly what happened.

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