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Wyoming town evacuated after explosion at gas plant

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OPAL, Wyo. — A small town in Wyoming was evacuated Wednesday afternoon after an explosion at a gas plant, and officials said the fire burning as a result will eventually burn out on its own.

Emergency officials confirmed to FOX 13 News Wednesday afternoon that the town of Opal was evacuated, and a press release from the Wyoming Department of Transportation stated that there had been an explosion at the Williams Gas Plant near Kemmerer at about 2 p.m.

The facility processes natural gas gathered from wells in the area, and it also produces natural gas liquids from the natural gas.

Officials said Wednesday around 7:40 p.m. it wasn’t clear when residents would be able to return and that it could be hours or days, depending on various factors.

Stephen Malik, Lincoln County public information officer, said there have not been any injuries reported.

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