Tragedy has struck Beauregard Parish this morning as an explosion at a rural packaging plant rocks a community. The Louisiana Radio Network has more:

"An explosion near DeRidder has killed at least three and injured several others, according to the Beauregard Parish Sheriff’s Office. Chief Deputy Joe Toler says authorities received a call just after 11 a.m. of an explosion at Packaging Corporation of America on U.S. 190. He says the scene has been contained and the fire is out.

Toler says authorities are working to determine what caused the explosion."