Fire, Loud Boom Reported at Asphalt Facility in Ellis County

This breaking news story will be updated.A fire and a loud, explosion-like boom were reported in Ellis County on Friday night.Fire crews were fighting a blaze at the U.S. Polyco building on Interstate 45 in Ennis, near National Drive, shortly after some residents reported hearing and feeling an explosion around 7:30 p.m.Ennis Mayor Angie Juenemann posted on Facebook that an "asphalt rail container blew its top causing the loud boom." She said the fire was contained and that no one was injured. There was no environmental threat, she said.  Continue reading...

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