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An explosion at a scrap metal plant in Muskogee Tuesday evening has heavily damaged the facility and damaged homes and businesses nearby.
Witnesses say the explosion shortly after 8 PM, sounded like a bomb. Muskogee Police are in the process of securing the area around the Yaffe Iron and Metals Company plant
"I was sitting on the couch and it blew me off the couch," said John Hammons, who lives near the plant.
Nearly an hour after the blast, the fire continued and heavy black smoke poured from the plant.