By Katie Reilly
Updated: June 28, 2016 12:12 PM ET

Correction appended, June 28

No injuries or fatalities have been reported after a large explosion at a natural gas plant in Pascagoula, Mississippi.

The explosion at an Enterprise plant, which until recently was owned by BP, was reported around 11:30 p.m. on Monday, according to CBS News, which cited Pascagoula Police Capt. Shannon Broom.

While two workers were at the plant when the explosion occurred, they were in the explosion-proof control room and were not harmed, WLOX-TV reported.

Jackson County Emergency Services Director Earl Etheridge said many nearby residents chose to evacuate the area, although police did not order an official evacuation, according to CBS News.

Correction: The original version of this story misstated the owner of the natural gas plant where the explosion occurred. It is owned by Enterprise.

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