Last big burn Tuesday at Camp Minden; small burn Wednesday
CAMP MINDEN - The Louisiana National Guard says a bunker holding many tons of both potentially explosive artillery propellant and dangerously unstable nitrocellulose will be set afire Tuesday morning, if weather allows.
A bunker full of nitrocellulose, also called "clean-burning igniter," exploded Sept. 29. Two of the three remaining bunkers holding that compound were torched Friday and Saturday to destroy it.
The National Guard said Monday that Saturday's burn in a bunker holding about 57 tons of igniter left about 192 pounds intact. It says those will be burned Wednesday, along with any remaining after Tuesday's burn.
Webster Parish school officials say a school across the highway from Camp Minden will be closed Tuesday. Personnel Director Johnny Rowland says Doyline High has about 450 to 500 students in kindergarten through high school.