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Nov 29, 2012 5:18 AM by AP

Doyline residents encouraged to evacuate Friday

DOYLINE, La. (AP) - Residents of the northwest Louisiana town of Doyline are being encouraged to plan to leave home Friday night and stay away throughout the weekend.

Authorities will be moving 1 million pounds of an explosive powder from Explo Systems Inc., a munitions dismantling company at Camp Minden.

Authorities say the powder, an explosive propellant used in military ammunitions, is not an imminent threat, but should have been housed in a bunker approved by the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. It also should have been registered with the Louisiana State Police explosives division.

State police investigators found the explosives during an inspection of property leased by Explo Systems, where an above-ground magazine storage facility exploded last month.

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Information from: The Times, http://www.shreveporttimes.com

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