Eglin Air Force Base Warns to Steer Clear of Smoke After Explosion Top News

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Eglin Air Force Base Warns to Steer Clear of Smoke After Explosion Top News

A billowing tower of black smoke filled the sky above Eglin Air Force Base in the Florida Panhandle after an explosion rocked the McKinley Climatic Laboratory on Wednesday morning.

“A little bit before 10 a.m. an explosion occurred at McKinley Climatic Lab,” Eglin Air Force Base spokesman Ilka Cole told NBC News. “A 1,000-foot cordon has been established and the surrounding area has been evacuated.”




Image: Heavy smoke billows from a building at Eglin Air Force Base

Heavy smoke billows from a building at Eglin Air Force Base following an explosion at McKinley Climatic Lab on July 5, 2017.