Crews on scene of silo explosion in Brookhaven

Crews on scene of silo explosion in Brookhaven
A silo holding a fine powdered product at M&M Milling exploded around 8:30 Thursday morning. Source: Brookhaven Police Department

BROOKHAVEN, MS (WLBT) - A silo holding a fine powdered product at M&M Milling exploded around 8:30 Thursday morning.

According to Lincoln Co. EMA Director Clifford Galey, no one was hurt and crews from EMA, Brookhaven Police Department, and the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality are still on scene working to determine the cause of the explosion.

The plant has been evacuated except for the essential personnel needed to help assist.

The Brookhaven Police Department used their drone to help assist emergency officials after the explosion.

Brookhaven Police Department was able to assist the Brookhaven Fire Department, Lincoln County Emergency Management,...

Posted by Brookhaven Police Department on Thursday, May 2, 2019

The fire department command staff were able to see the a view of the silo to ensure safe access was permissible for the firefighters on scene.

The FLIR camera was used to show areas of the silo that were still emitting heat.

“Implementing technology is part of the vision that I have for the Brookhaven Police Department, to help serve the public, and assist other agencies," said BPD Chief Kenneth Collins

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