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West Virginia Chemical Plant Explosion Leaves Injured

West Virginia residents within a two-mile radius of a chemical plant in Belle were told to shelter in place after a fire and explosion Tuesday night, authorities said.

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The explosion occurred at the Chemours plant shortly after 10 p.m., the Kanawha County Commission said. The company that owns the plant later said the fire at the site was under control.

Two people were injured, but details of the injuries were not released Tuesday night, Kanawha County Commission Chairman Kent Carper told NBC affiliate WSAZ of Huntington.

Chemours Company Statement: “There was a fire at one of the tenant companies at our site in Belle, West Virginia. The rescuers at the site worked to contain the fire that is under control.

Check back for more updates on this unfolding story. This story was first written by NBC News.

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