Evacuations Ordered After Fire Breaks Out at Louisiana Marathon Petroleum Refinery

Posted on AllSides August 25th, 2023
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Louisiana residents living within two miles of a St. John the Baptist Parish petroleum plant have been ordered to evacuate their homes Friday after a fire broke out at the refinery. The fire at the Marathon Petroleum Refinery in Garyville is still not under control, four hours after it started. Officials said it began before 7 a.m. local time, officials said. Large plumes of thick black smoke were seen bellowing out of the facility for much of the morning. Hours later, Parish President Jaclyn Hotard issued an Emergency Declaration as...

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