Explosion injures workers at Georgia-Pacific plant in Corrigan

The fire ignited in a sawdust collection area at the Georgia-Pacific plant (KTRK)
April 26, 2014 9:27:23 PM PDT
A fire has been extinguished after an explosion rocked the Georgia-Pacific plant in Corrigan, about 90 miles north of Houston.

The explosion occurred at about 6:15pm, along Industrial Road, about a mile or two from a major highway. It took crews about two hours to put out the fire.

Eric Abercrombie with Georgia-Pacific said four employees were airlifted to Memorial Hermann Hospital, suffering mostly from serious but non-life threatening burns. Three other victims were taken by ambulance to a hospital in Lufkin. One of those was soon treated and released.

The cause of the explosion is not yet known.

This Georgia-Pacific plant manufactures plywood and flooring products.

Corrigan is a small town of about 1,600 residents.