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April 16, 2013

Still no answers for boom heard throughout Bridge City

BRIDGE CITY —

A loud boom was heard Monday night in Bridge City around 8:50 p.m. and there are still more questions than answers.

Calls to local law offcials have not found any answers into what exactly caused the loud boom that had people filling up social media sites.

Orange Leader Editor Gabriel Pruett, who lives in Bridge City, drove through the town shortly after the boom was heard and saw no signs of an explosion.

“It was a very loud boom,” Pruett said. “I was on the phone on my front porch on Birch Street and could not believe the person I was talking to did not hear the noise through the phone.

“The boom shook not only my house but my body and I still felt the vibration in my body 20 minutes later. It definitely packed a punch. There were no power outtages from what I saw and Chemical Row and Entergy all looked normal after I drove through the area.”

A dispatcher with Bridge City Police Department said on Tuesday plants on Chemical Row in Orange reported no explosions. Monday night an official with Entergy had reported to police there were no explosions at that plant.

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