For Doyline residents, explosion brings new normal

For Doyline residents, explosion brings new normal

DOYLINE, LA (KSLA) - Residents in the town of Doyline are still working to get things back to "normal" after the bunker blast that rocked their homes led to the discovery of a massive pile of explosive powder.

In October, a bunker blast at Camp Minden launched an investigation resulting in the discovery of 6 million pounds of M6 propellant on the property leased by Explo Systems, Inc.

"I thought a plane had crashed into the house," says Doyline resident Gaytha Bryant.

Bryant says her home was damaged in the bunker blast back in October. Her home was shifted off of its foundation according to contractors, causing damage to the ceiling, plumbing, and doors.

"We may never see any compensation on anything," says Bryant.

Though her insurance company will cover damaged home, she is still one of many residents waiting to be reimbursed by Explo System, Inc. for evacuation cost.

The town of Doyline was under a week long evacuation as officials worked to move the M6 powder into bunker space on the property.

The class action lawsuit has been filed by the Robinson and Williams Law Firm in Bossier City against Explo Systems, Inc.

According to the Webster Parish Clerk of Court, since 2002, Explo has been involved in 5 civil lawsuits.

KSLA News 12 did reach out to Explo Systems, Inc, and are waiting for a response.

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