Crews Working Fire & Explosion At Motiva Oil Refinery In St. James Parish
Crews responded to the scene of a fire and explosion at the Motiva Oil Refinery in St. James Parish this morning near the Sunshine Bridge. Jywanna Octave with the St. James Office of Emergency Preparedness says two fire departments are at the site.
It is not known yet what caused the fire, but forecasters say there was lightning in the area at the time, around 10:50 a.m. Octave says everyone is accounted for.
All roads around the plant are currently closed.