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    Posted October 16, 2012 by
    Minden, Louisiana

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    Loud boom rocks northwest Louisiana homes source still unidentified


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     TiffFlournoy, a freelance journalist (pictured in the photo), lives 12 miles from where a bunker exploded in Minden, Louisiana, Monday night. She said, 'I couldn't hear it but you could feel it -- it was heavy trembling like the house was shaking. You could tell it was coming below the house. That's what woke me up, it wasn't the sound, it was the shaking.' She spoke to the Webster Parish Sheriff several times and learned Tuesday morning that it was a self-contained explosion on the grounds of Camp Minden, a Louisiana National Guard site that hosts a number of businesses that house explosives. She said authorities are in the process of determining which company is associated with the bunker. No injuries have been reported.
    - dsashin, CNN iReport producer

    by Tiffany Flournoy

    WEBSTER PARISH, La. – Webster Parish Sheriff Gary Sexton says his team will wait until daylight hours before returning to the field to continue investigating and searching for the source of a loud booming-type noise heard across atleast two northwest Louisiana parishes – Webster and Bossier, late Monday.

    “We will concentrate on areas between Dixie Inn and the Bossier Parish line north of I-20 to Bellvue Road,” said Sexton.

    Sexton said the plan is to dispatch a helipcopter during daylight hours in attempt to locate and identify the origin of the sound. According to some residents, dwellings were shaken during the ordeal. Others have reported a bright flash associated with the noise.

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