Emergency Evacuations Ordered In Caddo Parish Due To Chemical Leak
A fire west of Shreveport has forced emergency evacuations in Caddo Parish. Authorities say a fire at a water treatment plant in Greenwood has caused the release of a chlorine gas cloud. With the toxic gas in the air, officials with the Caddo Parish Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness office have issue emergency evacuations.
The Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office has put out the following emergency statement:
"The Caddo Parish Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness office has issued an evacuation of several streets at the request of Greenwood Police following a fire and hazmat leak on Friday, said Sheriff Steve Prator.
Residents of Woodstock Drive, Philip Street, Blake Street, Tanya Drive, Beebee Drive, Bea Lane and the south end of Waterwood Drive are asked to evacuate until the cloud of chlorine released into the atmosphere from the Greenwood Waste Water Treatment Plant located at the intersection of East and West Starwood Lane.
Caddo Fire District 3 was first on the scene. They have been working to extinguish the fire from the plant. The State Police Hazmat crew was also notified. They are monitoring the situation and will provide updates."
The impacted area is in Greenwood, just outside of West Shreveport.
Stay up to date by checking the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office social media, as they update impacted areas, and when the evacuations end. Or if the evacuations expand.