Lightning may be the cause of a fire at the Pure Oil facility in Gueydan this afternoon

Fire crews are trying to subdue the blaze that ignited at the plant's storage tanks on Pure Oil Road. The tanks containing crude oil are emitting thick black smoke that can be seen for miles around.

Fire departments from Gueydan, Kaplan, Klondike and Little Chapel have contained the fire and State Police Haz-Mat and DEQ are on scene.

There have been injuries or evacuations associated wit hthe fire.