UPDATE: Authorities are evacuating within a 5-mile radius of the facility, according to a KPEL News source.


Details are few, but there is a refinery fire and reported chlorine leak at the BioLab chemical manufacturing facility in Westlake that is forcing residents to shelter in place until further notice and diverting emergency personnel traffic on I-10 to the 210 loop in Lake Charles as the situation is being contained.

Louisiana State Police are rerouting traffic from I-10 to I-210 at this time.

Cajun Navy officials tell NewsTalk 965 KPEL that there is some sort of chlorine leak, and they are moving due to the leak.

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