Fire, Explosions at Oklahoma Plant

A fire late Wednesday night led to explosions at a plant in Thomas, Oklahoma, that forced people to flee their homes.

A report from ( indicates that just before midnight, 911 was alerted about blasts at the Danlin facility, which is about 90 miles west of Oklahoma City. The plant produces chemicals used in oilfield productions.

A photographer at the scene reported flames shooting 100 feet into the air.

Multiple agencies in the area are assisting the Thomas Fire Department, but crews have decided to back off and let the fire burn itself out. There were no reports of injuries, but the facility and a number of vehicles at the plant were reportedly destroyed.

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