No Injuries in Texas Chemical Plant Fire

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BRECKENRIDGE, Texas (AP) — Officials say a fire caused an explosion at a North Texas chemical plant, but no injuries were reported.

Officials say all employees evacuated quickly after the fire started just before noon Monday at Chemplex in Breckenridge.

John Gomez, the company's health, safety and environment manager, says about 16 people work at the plant, but he's unsure how many were there Monday.

Local firefighters got the blaze under control at the plant in a rural area. No homes are nearby.

Authorities are investigating the cause of the fire and what led to the explosion. Gomez says the company doesn't know the extent of the damage.

Chemplex is based in Snyder and supplies production chemicals for the oil field service industry.

Breckenridge is about 125 miles west of Dallas.

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