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Residents near a Marathon Petroleum refinery fire in Louisiana ordered to evacuate

Posted on AllSides August 25th, 2023
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(CNN) — Residents within a mile of a fire at a refinery storage tank in Garyville, Louisiana, must temporarily evacuate, according to an email from Marathon Petroleum Corp. The company said the fire is contained to the refinery’s property, about 40 miles west of New Orleans, and there have been no injuries. “As a precautionary measure, St. John the Baptist Parish is requiring residents within a one-mile radius of the part of the refinery closest to the fire to temporarily evacuate to locations the Parish is making available,” Marathon said...

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