2014-04-01 08:17:00 by Metro Networks, Inc.
(Plymouth, WA) -- Five people are injured following an explosion at a liquefied natural gas plant in Benton County, Washington. Officials say shrapnel from yesterday's blast at the Williams Northwest Pipeline Gas Plant punctured a tank that contained about seven-million gallons of liquid natural gas. A two-mile-radius evacuation order was issued, but that was later reduced to one mile. None of the injuries is considered life-threatening.