Several explosions and a large fire rocked an industrial area near downtown Dallas Wednesday morning.
The business, Southwest Industrial Gases, Inc., is believed to be a welding supply company. It went up in flames at about 9:30 a.m.
Several tanks of material believed to be fuel could be seen exploding and throwing large pieces of shrapnel throughout the area.
The scene was located near the I-30 and I-35 interchange, and both highways were shut down in the area.
Police were evacuating within a half-mile radius of the blasts.
There was no word on any injuries as of 10:00 a.m.
UPDATE: We're being evacuated now. They can't determine the toxicity of the air and the radius is now being extended to one mile, which includes my office.
UPDATE 07.26.07: All is well. The roads and our office is back open. Bummer.
Goodness! Such excitement on a Wednesday morning. Hope you're safe and sound.
And it was updated: two serious injuries.
Crazy stuff, Batman. Stay safe in the batcave!
Sara, I pray for your safety and those around you today. What an interesting week you have had already!
Wow! I saw this on MSN at lunch today. Please post soon and let us know how you are fairing.
I took off early today too. You had a better excuse, though.
Glad you're safe...
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