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Published May 28, 2012, 01:14 PM

Explosion, fire reported at Sartell paper mill

Sartell, MN (WDAY TV) -- An explosion at a paper mill near St. Cloud caused a major fire in the plant along the Mississippi River.

Sartell, MN (WDAY TV) -- An explosion at a paper mill near St. Cloud caused a major fire in the plant along the Mississippi River.

The explosion was shortly before noon at the Verso Paper Corp. mill. Authorities don't know what caused it.

Seven fire departments are helping battle the blaze. The fire is feeding on large paper bales. The Benton County emergency manager says there were injuries but it is not yet know how many or how serious.

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