A chemical fire broke out in southern Louisiana on August 27, after Hurricane Laura barreled through the region, officials said.
Louisiana Gov John Bel Edwards said the fire was reported near Westlake, Louisiana. He told residents to stay inside with doors and windows shut and air conditioners off.
Local media said the fire appeared to be near a chemical plant or oil refinery, but the cause of the blaze is unclear.
Louisiana State Police said there was a chlorine leak coming from BioLab, a chemical manufacturing facility in Westlake. Traffic on Interstate 10 was being diverted away from the incident, reports said.
Local media said there were also reports of a second fire in the same area. Credit: Marco Patriots via Storyful