Tank explosion causes chemical fire at Air Liquide, one injured, residents evacuated

Monday, May 21, 2012 - 11:31am

WEST BATON ROUGE PARISH, LA (FOX44) — The West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office confirms that they are currently working a chemical fire located on US. HWY 190 at LA 983 (Bueche Road).

The fire is located at Air Liquide between Port Allen and Erwinville. We're told a tank exploded.

Acadian ambulance has confirmed that they are transporting at least one patient for an injury to the eyes.

DOTD also confirms that the road has been shut down until further notice.

Eastbound traffic is being diverted at LA 413 to Rosedale Road. Westbound traffic is being diverted onto LA 1145 to Rosedale Road. Troop A advises that the incident command post is now located in the median on US 190 between LA 1145 and Cajun Circus. The Traffic Management Center will advise of any changes.

We will continue to update as more information becomes available.


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