OPAL, Wyo. (AP) – Residents of a small town in southwestern Wyoming are being allowed to return home nearly 22 hours after an explosion at a natural gas processing plant forced their evacuation.
No injuries were reported in the explosion at about 2 p.m. Wednesday in Opal. The town of about 95 people about 100 miles northeast of Salt Lake City was evacuated as a precaution against further explosions and smoke.
Lincoln County spokesman Stephen Malik said that the evacuation order was lifted shortly after 11:30 a.m. Thursday.
Malik says a fire is still burning at the plant but authorities say it and the smoke no longer pose a risk.
There’s no immediate word on what caused the explosion.
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