Explosion at Tennessee plant forces dozens to evacuate

Posted on: 12:30 pm, November 18, 2013, by

Courtesy: WSMV

Courtesy: WSMV

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) – Dozens of people are being evacuated after a massive plant explosion in Tennessee.

According to WSMV, a biodiesel tank somehow caught fire and exploded at the Southern Energy facility around 10:30 a.m. Monday.

Police are evacuating residents who live within a half-mile radius of the plant, including a school.

Authorities evacuated Thomas Magnet School and took students to another middle school as a precaution.

At this time, we’re learning that one person was transported to an area hospital.

No word on any other injuries at this time.