Explosion in USA on August 29 2016 03:27 AM (UTC).
State investigators have confirmed they recovered the remains of at least one victim thirty minutes ago at the Airgas facility. Escambia County has confirmed that an explosion has happened in Cantonment, Fla. The incident happened at the plant on Old Chemstrand Road. Escambia County officials tell Local 15 News at around 12:15 p.m. Sunday, multiple agencies responded to a possible explosion at the Ascend Performance Materials Chemical Plant. Crews are on scene assessing the situation, and at this time there is no off-site impact, and evacuating or sheltering in place is not necessary. The number of injuries, if any, is still unknown. Residents should monitor their local media as the situation continues to evolve and more information is known. Authorities say responding agencies included Escambia County Fire Rescue, Escambia County EMS and the Escambia County Sheriff's Office. Ascend Materials' Twitter page confirm "All Ascend employees are safe and accounted for."