Explosion, fire reported at CEMEX plant in New Braunfels

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by KENS 5 staff

kens5.com

Posted on February 21, 2012 at 8:10 AM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 21 at 8:10 AM

NEW BRAUNFELS -- Investigators are looking into what caused an explosion and fire early Tuesday morning at the CEMEX plant on Wald Road.

A loud explosion followed by flames shooting out of the cement processing plant on was reported to firefighters around 2:40 a.m., said CEMEX spokeswoman Sara Engdahl.

Upon arriving, firefighters said they found only a small amount of fire burning in two of the plant's tall silos.

Firefighters used aerial trucks and carried hoses up flights of stairs to attack the fire.

Engdahl said no injuries were reported and no hazardous materials were involved in the blaze.

The New Braunfels Fire Marshal is investigating the cause of the explosion and fire.
 

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