Everyone within a one mile radius of a natural gas well on Bourque Road in Lafayette Parish is being evacuated.
It appears the well is spewing natural gas and HazMat crews from the Lafayette Fire Department and State Police are on the scene. That rig is on Bourque Road near the Lafayette / Vermilion Parish line and everyone within a one mile radius is being evacuated. According to State Trooper Steven Hammond the following roads are closed indefinitely:
Golden Grain at Fieldspan
Odessa at Sellers
Monte at Lagneaux
Bourque at Lagneaux
Denais at Leblanc
Hammond says residents of the evacuated area can check in with the Red Cross and the Office of Emergency Management at Judice Middle School for more information.