Authorities continue moving explosives in Doyline

DOYLINE, LA (AP) - Authorities continue to move 1 million pounds of improperly stored explosive powder to storage bunkers at the Camp Minden industrial site.

Work began at sunrise Saturday and concluded at sunset, said State Police spokesman Trooper Matt Harris. It will continue Sunday, and possibly into Monday. Schools in the town are closed Monday.

Roads around Doyline were blocked off at 6 a.m. Saturday.

Many of Doyline's 800 residents evacuated Friday. Some are staying at a Methodist camp in Minden and others at Lake Bistineau State Park.

State investigators found the explosives while inspecting property leased by Explo Systems, where an above-ground storage magazine exploded in October.

Authorities say the powder isn't an imminent threat, but should be stored in a bunker approved by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

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