Folks in Bossier/Webster Parish feel EXPLOSION from Camp Minden!!!
Camp Minden Installation Commander Col. Ronnie Stuckey said the blast happened about 8:45 a.m. He also said there was not a fire and only affected one tenant on the former Army base.
Louisiana State Police say Hazmat crews are at Camp Minden now to investigate what happened.
Trooper Matt Harris said it does not appear that Tuesday morning's explosion was nearly as powerful or damaging as the underground explosion that shook the area back in mid-October. That blast leveled part of Camp Minden and shattered windows in homes and businesses which were a few miles away.
Stuckey said Tuesday's blast did not involve Explo, Inc., the company which oversaw operations at the underground bunker that exploded last month.
Webster Parish Chief Deputy Bobby Igo, who is on the scene with the sheriff's office, said it appears the blast was started by an automated grinding wheel, which caused a spark that ignited an unknown substance