Authorities lifted a shelter-in-place order early Tuesday morning for residents of Plaquemine, Louisiana, following a fire and subsequent chlorine spill at a local Dow Chemical facility.
The fire was doused shortly after a leak erupted from a third-party tenant at the Dow facility, an official from the sheriff’s office of Iberville parish said.
Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stassi said the fire broke out at the plant at around 8:40 p.m. Monday, spurring a shelter-in-place order for residents near the facility.
The order was lifted with an all-clear given just after midnight.
Almost simultaneously, a chlorine spill was reported. Stassi added that emergency sirens were sounded in the area to warn residents of the danger.
Authorities lifted an order early Tuesday morning that had told residents of Plaquemine in the U.S. state of Louisiana to shelter in place following a fire and chlorine spill at Olin Corp’s plant located on the property of Dow Chemical
The fire was doused shortly after the leak from the Olin plant, a third-party tenant at the Dow facility, an official from the sheriff’s office of Iberville parish said, adding that the number of casualties was not immediately known