Chemical fire in Lake Charles area prompts shelter-in-place advisory from state


    LAKE CHARLES – A chemical leak has apparently been reported in Lake Charles, according to reporters in the city covering the aftermath of Laura.

    The state sent an alert to residents in the area around 10:30 a.m. advising them to shelter in place. 

    ??There is a chemical fire in the Westlake/Moss Bluff/Sulphur area. Residents are advised to shelter in place until further notice and close your doors and windows. Follow the directions of local officials.??

    Video and pictures posted on social media show a cloud over a plant and floating over I-10 on the western side of Lake Charles.

    BREAKING: Large Chemical leak from a plant in Lake Charles flowing over I-10, extremely dangerous situation. #hurricanelaura

    Big fire on the west end of #LakeCharles after #laura’s arrival. Also — Look at the damage at the bottom of the photo

    BREAKING: ????A large fire has broken out just off of Interstate 10 near Lake Charles, LA. There are some reports coming out that this is related to a chemical leak or a biohazard situation. Stay with @WeatherNation for updates as we monitor the situation. #Laura #LAwx


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