A gas explosion damages a plant in Youngsville

YOUNGSVILLE, LA (KPLC) - A major explosion in the Youngsville area near Highway 92 went off in the early hours this morning.

Investigators say it was a compressor that exploded at Texas Gas Company. The blast blew the roof off the structure it was in, damaging about half of it.

The Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Department says there is a safety mechanism on the machine which prevented gas from leaking out.

Luckily there were no injuries or evacuations.

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