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Mar 22, 2012 11:05 AM by AP

Chemical plant burning in Geismar

GEISMAR, La. (AP) - State police hazmet units are on the way to a fire at Westlake Vinyls chemical plant on La. Highway 73 in Geismar.

Trooper Russell Graham said Thursday that reports of a release of vinyl chloride have been received.

St. Amant Volunteer Fire Department Fire Chief James LeBlanc told The Advocate the fire is "large" and involves several chemicals.

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