DPSO: Catuna evacuation lifted; explosion site contained

DPSO is asking anyone within a one mile radius of Northwood Road should be evacuating as soon...
DPSO is asking anyone within a one mile radius of Northwood Road should be evacuating as soon as possible.(DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office | Facebook)
Published: Jun. 27, 2022 at 11:05 AM CDT

CATUNA, La. (KSLA) - Nearly all residents can now return to their homes following an explosion in Catuna on Monday (June 27) morning.

Catuna Road residents may not return to their homes at this time. Crews are working to clear the roadway and prepare it for traffic.

The site where the explosion took place has been shut in and under control, says a post by DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office. It is believed to be a possible pipeline explosion.

12:30pm UPDATE ON EVACUATION IN CATUNA! Evacuation has been lifted! This site is now shut in and under control. It...

Posted by Desoto Parish Sheriff's Office on Monday, June 27, 2022

Hazmat, EMS, fire and deputies responded to the scene. The cause of the explosion remains under investigation.

Crews remain on scene following an explosion in DeSoto parish on Monday morning.
Crews remain on scene following an explosion in DeSoto parish on Monday morning.(KSLA)
Crews remain on scene following an explosion in DeSoto parish on Monday morning.
Crews remain on scene following an explosion in DeSoto parish on Monday morning.(KSLA)
Crews remain on scene following an explosion in DeSoto parish on Monday morning.
Crews remain on scene following an explosion in DeSoto parish on Monday morning.(KSLA)

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