UPDATE (April 15th, 2020 @ 2:20 PM)

According to WMTW, all workers have been accounted for and there were no serious injuries

UPDATE (April 15th, 2020 @ 1:10 PM)

This NSFW video shows the explosion.

UPDATE (April 15th, 2020 @ 1:00 PM)

WMTW is reporting that people at the nearby Hannaford grocery store are reporting that debris is falling in their parking lot.  The store is approximately 2 miles from the mill.


UPDATE (April 15th, 2020 @ 12:50 PM)

Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland said there were injuries.  The number and how serious they are is not known.  He said that a LifeFlight helicopter was sent to the mill.

Original story follows...


According to WABI, there has been an explosion at the former Verso Androscoggin Mill in Jay.  The mill is now known as the Pixelle Paper Mill.

At this time, it is unknown whether or not there are any injuries.  Also unknown is the extent of the damage.

Social media posts show images of a large cloud rising up from the Mill

This story will continue to be updated