CHALMETTE, La. (WGNO) — Witnesses report fire coming from the PBF Chalmette Oil Refinery Saturday (Jan. 21).
Residents took to twitter around 2:10 pm to voice their concern after seeing a dark smoke coming from the refinery.
According to a witness, crew members ran out of the refinery after hearing and feeling what seemed to be an explosion. Roads around the area are blocked off to prevent people from entering.
Witnesses report people inside the building were being carried out.
St. Bernard Parish Fire Department officials confirm that there was an explosion that caused the fire.
At this time there are no further details. The incident remains under investigation.