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Camp Minden Update

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 11:09pm

Tuesday, Louisiana State Police served a search warrant on Explo Systems, the company responsible for the October 16 explosion that rocked the Arklatex.

While searching their property at Camp Minden, they found over a million pounds of illegally stored explosives that could be extremely dangerous if moved.

And while this is an ongoing criminal investigation, right now they, along with ATF and the Webster Sheriff's Office, are only concerned about safely removing the dangerous explosives.

The removal is expected to start early Saturday, and the Webster Sheriff's Office is highly recommending that people living within the city limits of Doyline leave the town Friday afternoon and plan to stay out all weekend.

For the people that choose to ignore the evacuation request, the 164 will be closed from Amos Cutout to Boom Town in Bossier Parish, and the 163 will be closed northbound at Amos Cutout.

The school in Doyline will also be closed on Monday in case the removal goes longer than expected.

These precautions could be for nothing, but law enforcement would rather be safe than sorry.

Anybody that needs help evacuating because of special needs should contact the Webster Sheriff's Office at 377-1515.

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