UpdateFire erupts at Louisiana storage facility, no one injured

15 June 2011 03:53  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--A fire at an oil field chemical company storage facility injured no one, contrary to previous news media reports, a company spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

Initial reports said that four people were injured after a fire and explosion at an oilfield chemical plant in New Iberia, Louisianna.

However, the fire occurred at a storage facility, not a chemical plant, said Katie Dupuis, a spokeswoman for Multi-Chem Group, the company that owns the facility.

Outside of some scrapes, none of the workers were injured, she said.

It is unconfirmed if there was an actual explosion at the facility, she said.

Multi-Chem said the fire started at about 15:40 hours New Iberia time (20:40 hours GMT).

Firefighters were monitoring the fire, and Multi-Chem was cooperating with state agencies, Dupuis said.

Currently, Multi-Chem does not expect that the fire will disrupt service to customers.

By: Al Greenwood
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