- Associated Press - Thursday, April 2, 2015

GEISMAR, La. (AP) - There is a plant fire at the Renewable Energy Group facility off Highway 30 in Geismar.

The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office says the fire was reported shortly after 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The sheriff’s office confirmed that two people were injured and were transported to a local hospital for treatment. An earlier report indicated at least four people were hurt.

WAFB-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1bSKU9V ) the fire has been contained.

Deputies are assuring people that while they may see smoke in the area there is no danger to the public.

Rubicon, a plant located near REG, has given a shelter in-place order to their employees.

The REG plant produces bio-diesel.

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Information from: WAFB-TV, https://wafb.com


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