Evacuations were ordered Tuesday morning in Austin County, Texas, after explosions and a fire were reported at a gas plant near Bellville. The incident happened around 6.a.m. at the Western International Gas Plant.
“Mandatory evacuations were ordered for residents who live within a 1-mile radius of the plant. Voluntary evacuations were issued for people who live within 2 miles of the scene, “, Austin County Sheriff Jack Brandes said. No injuries have been reported.