Louisiana: Chemical fire reported at plant near Lake Charles, part of I-10 closed

  • Source: Daily Advertiser
  • Published: 08/28/2020 12:00 AM

VIDEOS: A fire has broken out in the Westlake, Louisiana, area, causing gases and smoke to plume over I-10. The Louisiana State Police Emergency Services Unit confirmed the fire involved a chlorine leak at the BioLab plant in Westlake. They are coordinating with plant managers to contain the leak, officials said. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, LSP Col. Keven Reeves said. LSP said I-10 closed overnight due to Hurricane Laura and traffic is being diverted away from the incident location. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said residents are advised to shelter in place until further notice. "If you are in the Westlake/Moss Bluff/Sulphur area, shelter in place, close your windows and doors and turn off your air conditioning units. There is a chemical fire. Stay inside and wait for additional direction from local officials," Edwards tweeted Thursday.


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