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UPDATE: Fire breaks out at Geismar chemical plant

Posted June 4th, 2014 @ 11:59am

 Emergency crews responded to a fire which broke out at Westlake Chemical in Geismar Wednesday morning.

Greg Langley with DEQ said they received an initial report about the fire at 11:15 a.m.

Rick Webre, Ascension Parish OHSEP director, said it was a "shop fire" in a PVC storage area that did not threaten the rest of the plant. He said there were no initial injuries from the fire.

Story courtesy of WBRZ News 2 

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