Chemical Plant Erupts in Fire, Crews on the Scene

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A chemical plant in Lake Charles, Louisiana is the center of attention for emergency crews who are trying to get the chemical fire under control.

Chemical Fire Explosion Not Contained

Large amounts of thick, dark smoke can be seen coming from the plant just shortly after Hurricane Laura wreaked havoc on the area.

The hurricane brought with it extreme winds and heavy rain that greatly affected Louisiana starting Thursday morning.

Hurricane Strikes the U.S.

Hurricane Laura, being a dangerous Category 4 hurricane caused winds of 150 mph. It has now been downgraded to a Category 1 storm.

“As we wake up today, everyone must remember that the threat  Laura poses to Louisiana is ongoing,” Lousiana Gov. John Bel Edwards tweeted Thursday morning. “Stay home, continue to heed the warnings and instructions of local officials and monitor your local news to stay informed.”

A 14-year-old girl was the state’s first fatality due to the storm when a tree fell on her home, the governor reports.

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“We do expect that there could be more fatalities,” Edward’s Deputy Chief of Staff Christina Stephens tweeted.

Chemical Plant Fire Is Not the Only Issue

The burning chemical plant is not Lake Charles’ only current problem, skyscrapers and buildings have had its materials torn off and metal is scattered around the streets.

News 4SA is currently reporting on the chemical plant fire and are providing breaking details as it becomes available.

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  1. While my prayers & condolcisnes are sent up for her family, one has to ask: Why was she home where the tree fell since her family was instructed to vacate the area? They will ask this question for a long time to come… Her demise did not have to happen!

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