Escambia County residents have reported a major explosion at the International Paper Company in Cantonment, Florida.
Residents report that a loud explosion was heard miles away from the paper company. Additionally, vibrations could be felt miles away from the facility.
Debris and a black oily or tarry substance were blown out into the Highway closing the Highway. Drivers are reporting that vehicles are sliding off of the highway due to the tarry substance on the roadway. Residents reported seeing a black ash-like substance raining down in the area around the paper company.
So, far there have been no injuries reported.
We are investigating the explosion and will provide updates as more information becomes available.