Transformer explodes at Noranda plant

Published: Aug. 14, 2014 at 3:32 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 14, 2014 at 4:14 PM CDT
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NEW MADRID, MO (KFVS) - Around 9:15 Thursday morning, there was a loud transformer explosion at the Noranda Aluminum in New Madrid.

According to Noranda Communications spokesperson Mark Christian, there was a huge boom with lots of smoke.

No injuries were reported.

There is no cause for the explosion yet.

Noranda is currently trying to determine the impact.

Officials say the fire was contained by the Noranda Emergency Action Team, with assistance from the Associated Electric Cooperative emergency response team.

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