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Last big burn Tuesday at Camp Minden; small burn Wednesday

5 years 9 months 1 week ago Monday, October 31 2016 Oct 31, 2016 October 31, 2016 7:32 PM October 31, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

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.

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