Fire at Louisiana Natural-Gas Plant Is Under Control, KATC says

A fire broke out at the CDM Max LLC natural-gas processing plant in Acadia Parish, Louisiana, after an explosion today, injuring one man, according to a report by KATC Channel 3 in Lafayette.

The fire at the Basile plant is under control and the state police is allowing it to burn out, according to the report. The man suffered burns to his upper body and is in stable condition after being airlifted to a local hospital, according to, the station’s website.

Residents within a mile of the plant were ordered to evacuate at 1:45 p.m. local time and the order was lifted an hour later, according to KATC.

CDM Max is a subsidiary of Plains All American Pipeline LP (PAA) in Houston. The Basile plant straddles the Pine Prairie Energy Center header system accessing liquefied natural gas imports and is connected to pipelines serving the region, according to the company’s website.

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