Large explosion rocks Washington natural gas plant; 5 workers hurt, 400 residents evacuated

  • by: JEFF BARNARD , Associated Press
  • Updated: April 1, 2014 - 1:40 AM

A large explosion rocked a natural gas processing plant on the Washington-Oregon border Monday, injuring five workers, causing about 400 people to evacuate from nearby farms and homes, and emitting a mushroom cloud of black smoke that was visible for more than a mile.

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