Smoke Rises From Louisiana Refinery as Shelter-in-Place Issued

1 年前

A shelter-in-place order was issued on the evening of June 3, after a crude oil tank fire at the Calcasieu Refining Company, in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

The order was in place for a 3-mile radius around Calcasieu Refining, according to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office.

A mandatory evacuation has been issued for a 1.5-mile radius of the refinery, including all of the Graywood subdivision, the sheriff’s office said.

The fire was believed to have been caused by a lightning strike, local media reported. There were no reports of injuries. Credit: Nick Slaughter via Storyful