Power plant blast reported in U.S. state of Georgia

An explosion was reported on Thursday at a coal-fired power plant in the U.S. state of Georgia, APA reports quoting US media.

The blast took place at Plant Bowen in Euharlee, which was located in Bartow County, some 50 miles northwest of Atlanta. According to a report by the local WSBTV, the Bartow County Sheriff's Office is asking residents to avoid the plant, and roads in the area are closed.

According to a separate report by ALIVE 11, another local TV station, the explosion occurred at the main power house, and injuries have been reported. Georgia Power, the company that runs the plant, confirmed that it's investigating the incident.