Fire at Geismar Chemical Plant

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POSTED: Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 8:01am

UPDATED: Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 6:00pm

THIS IS AN NBC33 NEWS UPDATE: Acadian Ambulance is on scene, and they say there are no major injuries. Louisiana DOTD is reporting LA 73 is closed to traffic in both directions between LA 30 and LA 75 due to a fire at Westlake Vinyls. Traffic is not passing through.

ORIGINAL STORY: The Ascension Parish Sheriff's office is reporting a fire at the West Lake Vinyl Plant in Geismar

It happened within the last 30 minutes.

Sheriff's Deputies are asking everyone in a 1 square mile area around the plant to stay inside until further notice.

NBC33 News has a crew on the way. We'll continue to track this story and bring you the newest developments as we uncover them.

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