Valdosta Explosion Leaves 3 People Injured

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
August 14, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

The Valdosta explosion in Georgia left three people injured. The explosion was caused at a plant that processes hazardous waste materials.

VALDOSTA, Ga.—Authorities in south Georgia say at least three people have been injured in a chemical explosion that rocked an industrial complex.

Valdosta fire officials say more than 40 firefighters responded to the blaze at the Gil Harbin Industrial Park Wednesday afternoon with help from Lowndes County sheriff’s officials, Moody Air Force Base, the Georgia State Patrol and the FBI.

Police say the fire and explosions appeared to be coming from a facility that processes hazardous and non-hazardous waste materials. The cause of the fire and explosion is unclear.

The Valdosta Daily Times reports the blast prompted road closures and an evacuation nearby. Authorities say three people have been hospitalized and the extent of their injuries wasn’t immediately clear.

Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.