- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 24, 2014

A gas explosion at a processing plant in southwesters Wyoming sent an entire town into evacuation mode and on Thursday, emergency responders were will waiting for the fire to burn itself out.

Nobody was injured in the Opal blast, The Associated Press reported. But all of Opal — a town of 95 or so who live 100 miles from Salt Lake City — was evacuated on Wednesday.

The gas at the plant serves homeowners and businesses in the West and as far east as Ohio.

It’s not yet clear what caused the explosion at the cryogenic processing tower — the area of the plant that cools the unrefined gas product and removes impurities.

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