El Dorado Plant Fire

A fire broke out today at the Teris plant in South Arkansas where hazardous wastes are destroyed.

Officials with the plant, are assessing the problem but the Union County Sheriff's office says a few miles of homes and businesses, including about a fourth of the city of El Dorado, had to be evacuated.

The county jail is also near the plant and the Sheriff and his Deputies had to move about 150 inmates to a school gymnasium East of town.

No injuries or illnesses have been reported.