BELLVILLE, Texas – Evacuations were ordered Tuesday in Austin County after explosions and a fire were reported at a gas plant northeast of Bellville, officials said.
The incident was reported about 6 a.m. at the Western International Gas Plant on West State Highway 159.
Austin County Sheriff Jack Brandes said mandatory evacuations were ordered for residents who live within a 1-mile radius of the plant. Voluntary evacuations were issued for people who live within 2 miles of the scene.
No injuries have been reported.
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