Residents living within one mile of a fire at a refinery storage tank in Garyville, Louisiana, have been temporarily evacuated. The fire, which occurred on the property of Marathon Petroleum Corp., is contained and there have been no reported injuries.
As a precautionary measure, St. John the Baptist Parish has required residents within a one-mile radius of the part of the refinery closest to the fire to temporarily evacuate. The Parish is providing alternative locations for the affected residents.
Authorities have been contacted for more information regarding the incident. Marathon Petroleum Corp. has emphasized that the safety of employees, contractors, neighboring communities, and first responders is their top priority. They also aim to minimize the environmental impact of the incident. An investigation will be conducted to determine the cause of the release.
At this time, there is no additional information available regarding the fire or its potential impact.