Lightning Strike Ignites Fire at Calcasieu Refining Plant
Multiple emergency crews and agencies are currently battling a massive fire at the Calcasieu crude oil Refining plant in Lake Charles, Louisiana. The fire was ignited by a lightning strike and has caused officials to issue a mandatory evacuation for a 1.5-mile radius around the plant.
Mandatory Evacuation Issued for Lake Charles Residents
Residents within a 3-mile radius of the plant are being advised to shelter in place. The situation is ongoing and emergency crews are working hard to contain the fire and ensure the safety of those in the area.
At this time, no further details have been released about the incident. Our thoughts are with those affected by this emergency.