Explosion in Livingston Parish forces evacuation

Explosion in Livingston Parish forces evacuation
Photo provided by the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office.

POSTED: Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 11:24pm

UPDATED: Saturday, May 4, 2013 - 1:44pm

Livingston Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness has confirmed an oil tank explosion near Watson. It happened just before 11:00 p.m. Thursday near Arnold and Linder Roads.

The Director of the OEP told NBC33 News one oil tank is on fire, and another tank is right next to it. The two tanks have 2300 barrels of oil inside.   

The fire department is on scene working to control the fire. Several people near the tanks were evacuated. Homes in a 3/4 mile area of the tanks have been notified of what happened.

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This is not true, I live less than a 1/4 mile and no one came to my door steps.

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