(Reuters) - At least one person was injured in an explosion at a Bonnell Aluminum extrusion plant in Newnan, Georgia on Wednesday, according to local television station WSB.

A police official told the news network that the blast at the plant that casts billet and makes extrusions took place at 9:15 a.m. EDT (1315 GMT). The police said it was not a Hazmat situation, the TV station reported. Fire units responded to the scene.

It was not immediately known if production was affected.

Bonnell is a subsidiary of Tredegar Corp, which makes plastic films and aluminum extrusions.


Tredegar and Bonnell did not respond to requests for comment.

(Reporting by Josephine Mason and Luc Cohen in New York; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)

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