A massive explosion occurred at a chemical plant in Shepherd, Texas.

At least one person is confirmed to be injured in the blast.

Officials are warning everyone to stay clear of the plant.

A shelter-in-place was issued for a 5-mile radius.

The cause of the explosion is currently unknown.


Several videos of the incident are circulating on social media:

USA Today reported on the fiery blast:

A fiery explosion at a chemical plant in east Texas on Wednesday sent a plume of smoke over the area as residents were asked to shelter in place, officials said.

Officials in San Jacinto County said people should avoid the plant in Shepherd, Texas, a city of just over 2,000 people. The cause of the explosion was not immediately known.

San Jacinto Office of Emergency Management said residents in a 5-mile radius should shelter in place, but later reduced the radius to 1 mile. A private school near the plant had been safely evacuated, the agency said.

According to Fox 26 Houston, there is at least one injury:

A source tells FOX 26 that one person has been injured and is being taken to Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center. According to the source, the person has first-degree burns to the face and second-degree and third-degree burns to the arms.

Information continues to pour in.

Stay tuned for updates.

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