An explosion and fire took place just after 1:30 this afternoon at a gas plant in Acadia Parish.  It happened at the CDM Max plant on Fournerat Road between Basile and Eunice. 

Deputies with the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office say a one-mile area around the facility has been evacuated.  No word yet on injuries.

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