2 injured in explosion at plant near La Porte

LA PORTE - A plant near La Porte has been shut down while firefighters work to control flames after an explosion.

It happened around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Enterprise Products in Morgan's Point.

Authorities said the explosion occurred in their meter-run facility. That's where liquid petroleum gas is measured before being pumped into barges or ships.

Contractors were working in the area when the explosion occurred. Officials said there was not a major blow out and no hydrocarbons were released.

Sky 2 showed aerials of the flames shooting 50-60 feet in the air.

Officials said two plant workers suffered minor injuries in the blast. They were treated at the scene and released.

A shelter in place was not issued.

Firefighters from the plant and the La Porte Fire Department are working to fight the flames and isolate the fire.

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