BREAKING NEWS: ‘Multiple’ injuries are reported after gas well explosion at Louisiana Air Force base
- A gas well explosion at the Barksdale Air Force resulted in an unknown number of injuries on Tuesday morning, the Air Force has confirmed
- The explosion occurred on the East Reservation of the base around 11:40am. No further details are known, and the Air Force says it is releasing a statement soon
- Earlier this morning the Barksdale AFB notified neighbors of the base that there would be scheduled demolitions on the East Reservation through 3:00pm
- It is unknown what the demolitions were for or whether they have any connection to the gas well explosion
A gas well explosion at the Barksdale Air Force Base just east of Shreveport, Louisiana, resulted in an unknown number of injuries on Tuesday morning, the Air Force has confirmed.
In a brief statement the Air Force said that the Base Emergency Response Personnel responded to a incident at a gas well on the East Reservation at about 11:40am.
The gas well explosion is reported to have occurred on the East Reservation of the base – in the same vicinity where demolitions were scheduled to take place today
The Air Force confirmed that there were injuries, though there are no details yet about how many or their nature.
‘Although injuries have been reported, there are no further details at this time,’ the Air Force statement read.
A representative from Barksdale AFB told DailyMail.com that it will be releasing a statement to the press ‘shortly’.
Earlier this morning the Barksdale AFB warned neighboring residences about demolitions scheduled to take place between 10am and 3pm on the East Reservation of the base – within the same vicinity that the gas explosion is reported to have occurred.
The Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office posted this image on their Facebook warning residents about planned demolitions at the base. It is unclear if the demolition is related to the explosion
‘You will hear a loud boom,’ the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office wrote on their Facebook account alongside a picture of a fireball, in a notification to residents about the scheduled demolition.
It is unknown whether the scheduled demolitions occurred or have any connection to the gas well explosion.
The Air Force confirmed injuries from the gas well explosion but did not provide specifics about the number or their nature
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