September 14th, 2010
03:33 PM ET

At least 6 injured in Tennessee flare plant explosion

At least six people were injured in a "flash fire" at a plant in west central Tennessee, state officials Tuesday. 

The incident occurred at Kilgore Flares Co. in Hardeman County, about 75 miles northeast of Memphis said Jeremy Heidt, spokesman for the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency. 

The plant makes materials that are flammable, but not explosive, Heidt said. 

The Regional Medical Center at Memphis has received three patients, said executive secretary Jackie Harris. 

Two were flown in, said Harris, adding she did not know the nature of their injuries or conditions. 

Three others were at Bolivar General Hospital in good condition, said spokeswoman Kay Cranford of West Tennessee Healthcare.

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  1. Christina

    Al Quada strikes again. I remember the days when everything didn't explode. The days when those muslims stayed back in their deserts.

    September 14, 2010 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tamara

      This has nothing to do with muslims!!! This has to do with a place that randomly blows up every so often. They make flares that explode very easily if something is done wrong. It is very ignorant and wrong of you, Christina, to say such things!

      September 14, 2010 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Christina

      The Eiffel tower may be 'randomly blow up' any minute.

      September 14, 2010 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Greg

      Seriously, Christina? Good lord.

      September 14, 2010 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      The can't be a serious response. Just a troll looking to shake up the comments and get people angry. I mean, folks in our American schools are dumb but not that dumb.

      September 14, 2010 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
  2. gar

    What this is is another example of a company that values profit over human life.

    September 14, 2010 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  3. richard

    I wonder how the republicans and the far-right are going blame this on President Obama. I am sure Limbaugh, Beck, Malkin or one their mouthpieces will make the 9 degrees of separation fit into a way to pin it on the president or the administration.

    September 15, 2010 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |