New Iberia residents allowed to go home near Multi-Chem

Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 5:11pm

Two days after a chemical plant exploded in New Iberia, residents are being allowed back to their homes.

The evacuation order was lifted this morning, after the blaze finally burned out.

The Multi-Chem Plant exploded Tuesday, and State Police evacuated a one-mile radius around the plant.

In that danger zone are several homes, businesses, a university research center and the New Iberia airport.

No one was injured in the explosion; the cause is still under investigation.

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