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Emergency crews respond to explosion at Central plant Monday morning

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CENTRAL - Authorities have spent nearly two hours trying to put out a fire at a plant in Central Monday.

The fire was reported at a plant owned by White Marlin Midstream on Rome Drive near Evergreen Energy Company before 10 o'clock Monday morning. A worker who answered the business' phone said the burning tank was used to hold water.

According to the Central Fire Department, the fire resulted from an explosion in a tank containing saltwater and hydrocarbon waste products. However, the cause of the explosion is still unknown.

No injuries were reported.

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